The US House of Representatives have voted and approved a document strongly condemning Moscow’s actions.
Passed with 411-10 votes, the resolution slams what is described as Russia’s “continuing political, economic, and military aggression” against Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova and the “continuing violation of their sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.”
“H.Res.758 – Strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.”
RT reports: “The US, Europe and our allies must aggressively keep the pressure on Mr. Putin to encourage him to change his behavior,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger, the resolution’s sponsor, said.
The document calls for Russia to stop supporting local militias in eastern Ukraine and to reverse Crimea’s joining Russia. As well as it calls on Moscow to withdraw its troops which the US claims are Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.
Furthermore, the House wants President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with defense equipment and training.
“Ukraine is clearly in need of urgent military assistance,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said as quoted by The Hill.
In addition it addresses NATO members and US partners to suspend military cooperation with Russia.