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New sanctions against Russia

By Messenger Staff
Monday, July 31
The US Congress passed a bill which imposes new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.

The bill now sent to President Trump for signing highlights Russia’s illegal activities in Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.

The document reads that Russia continues violating the Russia-Georgia ceasefire deal signed in the wake of the Russia-Georgia 2008 war, which obliges Russia to withdraw its forces from occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) regions and let humanitarian groups and the EU mission into the conflict zone.

The bill stresses that Russia continues using force against Georgia and Ukraine which imposes threats on European and Eurasian nations.

US lawmakers believe that America should continue its close cooperation with the EU a partner against Russian aggression, and coordinate assistance programs and provide other efforts against Russian actions.

Russia has already dubbed the document a ‘drawback’ in Russia-US relations.

New sanctions are also in place against Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which stands accused of supporting terrorism, and North Korea for its missile tests.

The Senate passed the sanctions package with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, 97-2 on July 27.

The House of Representatives passed the sanctions package last Tuesday in a 419-3 vote, sending the legislation to the Senate.

International media is confident that Trump will sign the document.

None of the post-Soviet nations alone will be able to defeat Russia in a war, as has been shown by the Russia-Georgia 2008 conflict and Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

Russia will only be stopped by joint international efforts.

As such, influential nations should be unanimous in their actions against Russian aggression worldwide.