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'..a comprehensive Russia sanctions bill on the floor this week..'

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'Senators have struck a deal to put a comprehensive Russia sanctions bill on the floor this week, according to those negotiating the legislation.

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Schumer said in a statement that the new measure will “send a powerful and bipartisan statement to Russia and any other country who might try to interfere in our elections that they will be punished.” '

- Karoun Demirjian, Senators strike comprehensive deal to increase Russia sanctions, June 12, 2017


Context

'..Russia must return Crimea to Ukraine and de-escalate violence in eastern Ukraine.'

'..sanctions against Russia because of its role in the war in Syria..'

'..an immediate end to the Russian occupation of Crimea.'


'..We're going after Putin harder with tougher sanctions..'

'..100 percent renewable electricity goal in 2045 .. in a global effort to reinvent our energy system..'

'..For the West, the best strategy is a policy of patience, firmness, and determination .. for decades, if need be..' - 'Meanwhile, never flinch, never weary, never despair.' - '..the Kremlin "aims to erode the rules-based institutions.." '


(Oil target bandwidth price: $20 - $40) - '..shale oil .. remains commercially viable .. below $42..'

'..a foundation of corruption.' - '..a prolonged conflict .. [with] Russia..' - '.. Russia's weaponization of information and its implications.'

US & EU versus Russia - '..hybrid warfare..' - '..to exit “the unified energy system of Russia” by 2020.'


'..Europe .. to turn to alternative energy sources for its survival..'

Russia - '..fundamental constitutional reform..' - '..the Long Game..'