Connolly, Chabot Reintroduce Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act
Washington, February 8, 2021
Tags: Foreign Policy
Today, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), reintroduced the Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act, bipartisan legislation that would prohibit federal agencies from taking any action that recognizes Russian sovereignty over Crimea. The legislation passed the House in March 2019, by a vote of 427-1.
“The United States should never recognize Vladimir Putin’s illegal annexation of Crimea and his illicit claims to sovereignty over it,” Chabot said. “I am proud to once again lead this legislation with Mr. Connolly which sets a definitive policy to prohibit the United States from treating the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia. This legislation is one clear step toward countering Putin’s Crimean landgrab.”