Republican congressmen in the United States propose to declare Ukraine a NATO-plus country

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In the US, a group of congressmen from the Republican Party intends to introduce a bill declaring Ukraine a “NATO-plus” country.

It is reported by UA with reference to the Voice of America.

According to the congressmen, this will significantly increase the financing of lethal military aid and initiate a check on the feasibility of declaring the Russian Federation a state sponsor of terrorism.

“Diplomacy has little chance of success unless it is approached from a position of strength … Vladimir Putin must take into account that Congress will not tolerate the renewal of Russia’s sphere of influence and will not allow Ukraine and our other allies and NATO partners in Central and Eastern Europe to be abandoned. Europe” – said Michael McCaul, the main proponent of the bill, GOP representative on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The bill proposes to provide Ukraine with the military and diplomatic support it needs in the context of the build-up of Russian military power along its borders. It also envisages holding Putin accountable for the aggression by immediately imposing sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline so that it never goes into operation.

The bill was co-sponsored by Members of the House of Representatives Mike Rogers, Mike Turner and Elise Stefanik.

Recall that the administration of US President Joe Biden at the end of December provided Ukraine with additional security assistance in the amount of $ 200 million.

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