Updated Russia Sanctions Bill Is Introduced to the U.S. Congress

19 February 2019
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Key takeaways:
  • On February 13, 2019, a new version of last year’s Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018 (“DASKA”) was introduced in the United Senates Senate.
  • Among other measures, DASKA 2019 continues to propose authorizing sanctions against Russian politicians and oligarchs, financial institutions, energy projects, cyber activities and dealings in Russian sovereign debt.
  • DASKA 2019 also requires numerous Russia-related reports to Congress, including an update to last year’s report on Russian oligarchs and parastatal entities.