S.Res.72 - A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the January 24, 2015, attacks carried out by Russian-backed rebels on the civilian population in Mariupol, Ukraine, and the provision of defensive lethal and non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine.114th Congress (2015-2016)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI] (Introduced 02/10/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||03/24/2015 Amendment SA 599 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.72 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (03/24/2015)
Condemns the attack on Mariupol by Russian-backed rebels.
Urges the President to expedite the provision of lethal and non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine as unanimously supported by Congress in the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014.
Calls on the United States, its European allies, and the international community to continue to apply economic and other pressure on the Russian Federation, especially sanctions, if the Russian Federation continues to refuse to cease its aggression in Ukraine.
Calls on the Russian Federation to end its support for the rebels in eastern Ukraine, allow Ukraine to regain control of its internationally-recognized borders, and withdraw its military presence in eastern Ukraine.
Expresses solidarity with the people of Ukraine regarding the humanitarian crisis in their country and the destruction caused by the Russian Federation's military, financial, and ideological support for the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
States that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as an authorization for the use of force or a declaration of war.