After the US Congress called for immediate sanctions against Russia because of information about MoscowвЂ™s possible involvement in attacks on the US military in Afghanistan, Senator Bob Menendez called for action against Russian President Vladimir Putin, his inner circle and the oligarchs.
It is reported by the Voice of America.
Bob Menendez is the most senior Democrat on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He demanded that the Trump administration impose financial sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other officials from the KremlinвЂ™s closest associates, who, according to the senator, are related to the operation with possible payments to the Taliban for killing the US military in Afghanistan.
The American politician wants to include the provision of new sanctions in the annual bill on defense spending (NDAA), which is being discussed this week in the Senate. In addition to freezing financial assets and banning the issuance of visas to Putin, Shoigu, and other Russian officials, the senator also proposed introducing banking restrictions on Russian defense enterprises and expanding sanctions against oligarchs who are surrounded by Putin.
вЂњAs the details of this disgusting Russian campaign continue to emerge, Donald Trump has once again proven that he is unable to defend our troops and our country. Congress must again defend our people and our institutions from Kremlin's aggression. NDAA discussion cannot move forward without considering this amendment, "Menendez said.