Government/Politics
3:35 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Rogers Approves Sanctions On Russia

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside an Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 9, 2014.
Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside an Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 9, 2014.
Credit Business Insider

Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers is applauding Tuesday’s (April 1) passage of an aid package for Ukraine and sanctions on Russia in response to its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region.

The Somerset Republican chairs the House Appropriations Committee and helped win overwhelming approval for the measure in his chamber.

Rogers calls the bill critically important for promoting security and democracy.

“It also sends I think a very clear message, that the United States will not tolerate the Russian incursion into Ukraine, human rights abuses or corruption by imposing sanctions, visa bans and asset freezes.” –Hal Rogers

Rogers says the legislation supports a one-billion dollar loan guarantee for Ukraine’s government and provides 150-million dollars in assistance to Ukraine and surrounding countries.