US sanctions bill to cement Russia-China alliance: Dennis Kucinich
17 Dec 2014 14:19
Former US congressman Dennis Kucinich has warned that new legislation that imposes new economic sanctions on Moscow would help reinforce a Russia-China alliance against the West.
Kucinich, former US Representative from Ohio, wrote in an article published by Truthdig on Tuesday that the recent sanctions bill is “hydra-headed incubator of poisonous conflict.”
“The second provocative anti-Russian legislation in a week, it further polarizes our relations with Russia, helping to cement a Russia-China alliance against Western hegemony,” Kucinich said.
He also noted that the anti-Russia legislation would undermine “long-term America’s financial and physical security by handing the national treasury over to war profiteers.”
Kucinich had earlier warned Congress that the country’s treasury is being drained for Washington’s “military adventures.”
The legislation passed by Congress would allow the US to impose sanctions on Russia’s energy and defense industries and permit Washington to provide lethal aid to Ukraine, including anti-tank weapons, ammunition, and "tactical troop-operated surveillance drones."
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would sign the legislation.
Ties between Washington and Moscow have been deteriorated over the crisis in Ukraine.
The US and its allies accuse Moscow of sending troops into eastern Ukraine in support of the pro-Russian forces. Russia, however, denies the accusation.
The United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Moscow. Russia, for its part, has imposed retaliatory bans.
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