In addition, MP from Samopomich Hanna Hopko confirmed this on Facebook. Another MP from Samopomich Semen Semenchenko commented on the event: "The Senate approved S.2828 - Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014. We are very grateful to our diaspora in the United States, to Dr. Karber, General Clark, Senator McCain, Miroslava Gongadze and all our new and old friends in the United States. General Zamana, Colonel Bereza and Colonel Teteruk - we all have actually done a good job. Glory to Ukraine! PS: We all must combine efforts to lobby Ukraine's interests abroad, especially in the United States. It is the matter of the future of our country and our children."
The author of the document is Senator Robert Menendez. The Senate has unanimously supported Ukraine Freedom Support Act. The bill designates Ukraine as major non-NATO ally, providing assistance to Ukraine for the military, defense, energy, and civilian sectors, and internally displaced persons. In addition, the bill provides the imposition of new sanctions against Russia.
"The House of Representatives has yet to adopt its own version of the document for it to become the law. This legislation should be made yet by the current composition of the House, whose work, according to the schedule, ends tomorrow. The lawmakers previously stated that the work of the Congress can be extended to the weekend," journalist Myroslava Gongadze wrote on Facebook. Censor.NET previously reported that the U.S. Department of the Treasury does not exclude extension of sanctions against Russia.