US senators from both the Republican and Democratic Party have introduced legislation to impose “crushing” new sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow over alleged interference in US elections and its activities in Syria and Ukraine.
The measure, which was introduced on Thursday, would have to pass both the Senate and House of Representatives and be signed by US President Donald Trump to become law. The prospects of the latest bill were not immediately clear.
The bill includes restrictions on new Russian sovereign debt transactions, energy and oil projects and Russian uranium imports, and new sanctions on Russian political figures and oligarchs.
Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican of South Carolina, said in a statement Thursday the senators’ goal is to “impose crushing sanctions and other measures against Putin’s Russia until he ceases and desists meddling in the US electoral process,” as well as stop cyber attacks and remove Russia…