U.S. House passed Ukraine aid bill

2 April 2014 10:27
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that includes aid for Ukraine and sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea, AP reports.

The vote on April 1 in the House of Representatives was 378 in support and 34 against.

The Senate passed the bill, which includes $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine, last week.

"With Russian forces massing on Ukraine's borders, tension and fear is spreading throughout the region, and our legislation sends a clear signal -- that Congress will not stand for further violations," said House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking member Eliot Engel, a Democrat from New York.

The legislation has been sent to President Barack Obama to sign into law.