Russia Monitor

Punish Russia: US Congress Hits the Russian Energy Sector

Written on 10/26/2017



The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATS), which was adopted with near unanimous support from both chambers of the US Congress (98-2 in Senate; and 419-3 in the House of Representatives), imposes significant new sanctions upon Russia. This development response follows the Russia’s ongoing occupation of Ukrainian territory, its involvement in Syria, as well as its alleged meddling in the US presidential elections.