Sanctions on Russia has Bipartisan US Support – US Ambassador
The U.S. Ambassador to Russia said that America is committed to Ukraine's territorial integrity
Maintaining sanctions against Russia is one of the matters on which both major United States political parties agree.
“This issue, in the United States Senate, has united almost 100 percent of Republicans and Democrats,” U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said in an interview with RFE/RL’s Russian Service.
In fact, it’s one of the few matters on which both major U.S. political parties agree.
In addition to Crimea and the Donbas conflict, Huntsman cited the conclusions of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as part of why there’s strong support for sanctions.
Huntsman said that the case of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in 2009 in a Russian prison, also concerned the U.S.
“People uniformly in Congress feel very strongly about these issues and how we should respond,” he said.
The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Washington was committed to defending Ukraine’s territorial integrity, saying the issue of Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine was “a core part of our estrangement with Russia.”
Indeed, just today, a ship from the United States, The Sea Amazon, arrived in Odesa this week with 175 tons of weapons, including 35 military Humvee vehicles, 15 medical vehicles, and 20 combat vehicles.