The US House of Representatives passed two bills aimed at countering Russia. About it reports a press-service.
During the vote, the bills “On the protection of American security from the Kremlin’s aggression” and “On the openness of Vladimir Putin” were adopted.
According to the first document, the Director of National intelligence of the United States is obliged within 90 days to prepare a report on Russia’s intentions regarding possible military actions against NATO countries and the potential reaction to the expansion of the military presence of the United States and its allies in Eastern Europe, including through the supply of weapons to Ukraine and Georgia.
In addition, it is proposed to analyze the “vulnerabilities” that can be used by Russia for a negative impact on relations between the United States and allies.
In accordance with the second bill, it is necessary to prepare a report on the personal status of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom the US lawmakers suspect of corruption, within six months.
It is also supposed to fight against the “corrupt political class of Russia”.
Both documents are awaiting approval by the US Senate and then by the President Donald Trump.
Earlier, the American House of Representatives almost unanimously approved a bill prohibiting the United States to recognize Crimea as Russian.
At the end of February, the press Secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov commented on the initiative of American legislators to prepare a report on the income and property of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.