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 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 sanctions against Ukrainian officials responsible for the political prosecution of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"The Senate calls on the Department of State to institute a visa ban against those responsible for the imprisonment and mistreatment of Ms. Tymoshenko and the more than dozen political leaders associated with the 2004 Orange Revolution," says the resolution.

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

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

On September 19, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed the resolution.

 
 
 
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