Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018
Date: August 1, 2018 Official Title: To strengthen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to combat international cybercrime, and to impose additional sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
2. Sense of Congress
It is the sense of Congress that— (1) the President should immediately marshal and support a whole-of-government response by Federal agencies to address the threat posed by the Government of the Russian Federation and to work to prevent interference by that Government and other foreign state actors in United States institutions and democratic processes; (2) the President should publicly call for the Government of the Russian Federation to return Crimea to the control of the Government of Ukraine, end its support for separatist violence in eastern Ukraine, end its occupation of and support for separatists on the territory of Georgia and Moldova, and cease enabling the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria to commit war crimes; (3) the President should unequivocally condemn and counter the ongoing interference in United States institutions and democratic processes by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, his government, and affiliates of his government; (4) the conclusion of the United States intelligence community and law enforcement agencies and other United States Government officials that the Russian Federation has perpetrated, and continues to perpetrate, such interference, is correct; (5) the United States should continue to participate actively as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by— (A) upholding the Organization's core principles of collective defense, democratic rule of law, and peaceful settlement of disputes; (B) boosting coordination and deterrence capacity among member countries; and