On March 12, the lower chamber of the US Congress adopted four bills spearheaded against the Russian government’s interests and personally President Vladimir Putin.
The lawmakers approved two documents obliging the US National Intelligence to prepare and report to the Congress on Putin’s assets as well as on Russia’s possible military actions against NATO countries and its attempts to take advantage of weak points and divisions among its Western rivals.
They also passed the Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act: in accordance with the document, it is the policy of the United States not to recognize the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters. No Federal department or agency may take any action or extend any assistance that recognizes or implies recognition of the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters.
In addition, the House of Representatives condemned Vladimir Putin and his regime for targeting political opponents and covering up the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and urged the United States Government, in all its interactions with the Government of the Russian Federation, to raise the case of the assassination and underscore the necessity of bringing the organizers and masterminds to justice.