Details of US Senate's sanctions against Russia revealed

Details of US Senate's sanctions against Russia revealed

Senior US Republican and Democratic senators will introduce legislation on Tuesday seeking to impose a wide range of sanctions on Russia over its cyber activities and actions in Syria and Ukraine.

According to a preliminary summary of the legislation, the bill would impose visa bans and freeze the assets of people "who engage in significant activities undermining the cybersecurity of public or private infrastructure and democratic institutions" or assist in such activities, Reuters reports.

It would also impose secondary sanctions on those who engage with the Russian defence or intelligence sectors, which could affect international companies doing business with Russia. It also puts into law sanctions on Russia that President Barack Obama imposed via executive order late last month.

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