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  4/2/2014, Nissan 2, 5774

Congress Approves Sanctions on Russia, Aid to Ukraine

The United States Congress on Tuesday easily passed an aid package for Ukraine that includes sanctions against Russia for annexing Crimea, AFP reports.

The House of Representatives voted 378 to 34 to approve the bill, which the Senate green-lighted last week, meaning the bill, including $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine, now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.