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Roskam Releases Statement on Russia Sanctions

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, following the Department of Treasury's announcement of newly imposed sanctions against Russia for its involvement in U.S. elections pursuant to the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act passed by Congress and Russia's involvement in a nerve agent attack on U.K. soil, Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) released this statement:

"Today's announcement of sweeping sanctions against Russian entities responsible for meddling in our democratic processes is an important and necessary step in holding Putin and his regime accountable for their aggressive and hostile attacks against our nation.

"Additionally, I strongly condemn Russia's role in the nerve agent attack against Sergei and Yulia Skripal on British territory. This attack was a heinous assault on British sovereignty and a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. The United States must continue to stand with our partners and allies who face the growing threats of Russian aggression and intimidation."

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