Neue US-Sanktionen gegen Russland könnten Putin persönlich treffen

13 Jan. 2022 10:54 o’clock

The US Senate has published a bill on sanctions against Russia. In the event of an invasion of Ukraine, high-ranking Russian politicians, including President Vladimir Putin, would be subject to far-reaching sanctions.

A group of US senators has compiled a list of potential economic sanctions against Russia. The proposed law was drafted under the direction of the External Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, the reported Washington Post on Wednesday. Accordingly, the White House also supports the proposed sanctions package. In the event of an invasion of Ukraine or further escalation, far-reaching sanctions would be imposed on high-ranking Russian officials, including the president, the prime minister, the foreign minister, the defense minister and high-ranking military representatives. The US Senators also want to forbid these people from entering the USA. Menendez said in a statement:

“The US Senate will not stand idly by when the Kremlin threatens another invasion of Ukraine.”

US President Joe Biden would also have to impose sanctions on at least three major Russian financial institutions within 30 days of a potential invasion. Washington would also have to provide US $ 500 million in financial aid to Ukraine.

The US Senators also want to achieve sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The US Senate is due to vote on the proposed Republican Ted Cruz bill on January 13th. The proposal put forward by the Republicans in the Congress Chamber needs 60 of the 100 votes to be passed. The Republicans themselves only control 50 votes.

As Reuters reported that the draft law provides for sanctions to be imposed on the pipeline within 15 days of its being passed, regardless of whether or not Russia invades Ukraine. The project, which has already been completed but not yet put into operation, has met resistance from some Western politicians, who see a geopolitical project by Russia in the pipeline. High-ranking representatives of Germany, including Chancellor Olaf Scholz, have emphasized, however, that this is a private-sector project and should not be used as a means of political pressure.

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