Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate bill is proposing hard-hitting U.S. sanctions on Russia in a bid to pressure President Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Crimea.

The legislation would authorize the Obama administration to target Russians responsible for the military takeover of Crimea or aiding Ukrainian corruption.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the bill Wednesday. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee plans a vote later in the day.

The bill also would enable the United States to make good on a pledge of $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine's new government. And it would help enhance the lending capacity of the International Monetary Fund, which some House Republicans oppose.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus