The U.S. Senate is set to streamline the foreign policy of President-Elect Donald Trump so as to resist Russia. Senator Benjamin Cardin said in an interview with Voice of America, Censor.NET reports.
Trump's pro-Russian rhetoric and his first appointments raise concern that the Kremlin may get away with its aggression in Ukraine and Syria. The U.S. Congress, in turn, states it will protect democratic values and bring Russia to justice.
"Whether you attack us by MiG (fighter jet) or by mouse, it's an attack. It requires a response. It's clear that they were responsible for the cyber attack on our country in this past election. We can't sit on the sidelines," Cardin observed, according to Reuters.
He said he was considering the possibility of introducing new instruments to bring to justice those involved in cybercrime, including American companies and individuals.
He also expressed an idea to ban the Americans from investing in Russia's state-owned assets and buying sovereign debt bonds.
Cardin said his initiatives should be supported by both Democrats and Republicans.
The senator also offers to provide assistance to democratic institutions in the countries whose sovereignty and democracy are harassed by Russia.
Meanwhile, the concern about Trump's policy, which could jeopardize human rights and tolerance, is already escalating in the United States.
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