Sen. Dan CoatsDan CoatsGOP rallies to Trump's 'law and order' message after Baton Rouge Indiana Republicans to pick Pence replacement next week Convention calendar: Parties and events MORE (R-Ind.) introduced a resolution Wednesday that calls on President Obama to isolate Russia through sanctions in order to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent Russian troops into Ukraine after the Russian-backed leader, Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted. The resolution would condemn this action as a “clear violation” of international law and calls for the immediate withdraw of Russian troops.
The resolution also urges the leadership of FIFA, the international football association, to reconsider its decision to place World Cup 2018 matches in Russia and instead award these games to “a more worthy alternative country.”
Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinDNC event calendar Opioid package clears key Senate hurdle Overnight Healthcare: Feds defend ObamaCare's affordability MORE (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that he too is working on drafting a resolution to "condemn Russian aggression."
The House has announced that it will quickly pass the administration's proposed $1 billion aid package for Ukraine.