Members of the US House of Representatives Democrat Eliot Engel and Republican Adam Kiesinger introduced Stability and Democracy (STAND) for Ukraine Act into the Congress.
The authors of the bill propose to relate strictly the authority of the American President in the lifting of sanctions against Russia with the status of the Crimea, according to a press release published on the website of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the lower house of Congress, as Informator reports.
According to the MPs’ proposal, the sanctions imposed on Moscow can be lifted if the US President will give confirmation to the Congress of "restoration of the Ukrainian sovereignty over the Crimea," or if the "status of the peninsula will be resolved within the procedures established by international law and recognized by the democratically elected Ukrainian government."
In addition, it is proposed to reject any (de jure and de facto) forms of recognition of Crimea, the airspace over the peninsula and its territorial waters as part of Russia.
The lawmakers also require the US Government Printing Office (GPO) not to issue any cards or documents indicating the Crimea as part of Russia.
“Again and again we see that there are no obstacles to Vladimir Putin’s disrespect to world order, in particular, in the case of Ukraine. The time has come to the US to stand up and remind you that we will not tolerate Russian aggression," said Adam Kinzinger.