U.S. House Nears Legislation to Revoke Russia’s Trade Status

The U.S. House is finalizing a legislation that would remove Russia’s “most-favored-nation” trade status as President Joe Biden earlier called on Vladimir Putin as “war criminal” and offered $800 million worth of new weaponry to Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the U.S. Congress for more help to pressurize the Russian military out of his country.

As war halt negotiations on its progress, Russian forces continued striking infrastructure targets, Ukraine said. Russia said its forces are advancing through the town of Sievierodonetsk in the Luhansk region.

The removal of Russia’s “most-favored-nation” trade status would lead to U.S. to impose higher tariffs on Russian goods along with other trade-barriers.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the vote would take place Thursday.