The bill was initially sponsored by Senators Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, the ranking Republican on the committee, so it appears to reflect a bipartisan vision about the situation created in Europe due to the systematic attitude of President Putin and Russia about Ukraine. The legislation authorizes, without requiring, several type of possible measures. It’s about the provision of lethal arms to help Ukraine, about to impose sanctions to Rosoboronexport ( the main Russian state arms exporter) and other military companies blamed for fostering instability in Ukraine, as well as in Moldova, Georgia and Syria and not at last about the fact that the president could impose sanctions on international companies that invest in certain types of unconventional Russian crude oil energy projects. On the other part, Russian official were not very impressed.“Russia will not only survive but will come out much stronger. We have been in much worse situations in our history, and every time we have got out of our fix much stronger,” Sergey V. Lavrov, the foreign minister, told to the international media.