A resolution condemning “human rights violations in Russia” and calling for tougher anti-Russian sanctions was introduced in the US Congress on May 11.
The document was authored by Democrat Eliot Engel, head of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Michael McCall, a member of the Committee.
The resolution calls on the White House to impose sanctions on Russian citizens who are allegedly “responsible for human rights violations.
The document also contains an appeal to Moscow to “immediately release political prisoners.
These are not the first such statements by American politicians. In particular, in March, the Russian Foreign Ministry already refuted such allegations and explained their inconsistency.
Diplomats also pointed out that the U.S., as one of the main violators of human rights in the world, openly applies double standards.