Ukrainian Politics

 US Senate Unanimously Approved the Rough Resolution on Ukraine

The Senate of the United States has approved the resolution regarding Ukraine.

The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution, submitted by U.S.Senator Jim Inhofe and co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin,that calls upon the U.S. Department of State to introduce sanctionsagainst Ukrainian officials responsible for the politicalprosecution of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"The Senate calls on the Department of State to institute a visaban against those responsible for the imprisonment and mistreatmentof Ms. Tymoshenko and the more than dozen political leadersassociated with the 2004 Orange Revolution," says theresolution.

The Senate also calls for the Government of Ukraine to release Ms.Tymoshenko, to provide her with timely access to medical care, andto conduct the October parliamentary elections in a fair andtransparent manner consistent with standards of the OSCE, whichUkraine will chair in 2013.

The Senate also expresses its deep concern that the continueddetention of Yulia Tymoshenko threatens to jeopardize ties betweenthe United States and Ukraine.

On September 19, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimouslypassed the resolution.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n218236