OREANDA-NEWS.The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a resolution against Russia taking part in G7 summits until it "respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors". The meeting was broadcast on the website of the lower house of the American legislature.

The document was supported by 339 congressmen from both parties, 71 Republicans opposed. Resolutions of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which are adopted separately in each House of Congress, are not legally binding and are advisory in nature. Thus, legislators express their position on a particular issue, and the executive branch has the right to ignore such documents.

The resolution is entitled "Disapproval of the participation of the Russian Federation in future G-7 summits until it respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies". The document once again criticized the Russian authorities for the situation around Ukraine. "The House of Representatives condemns Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine, including the illegal occupation of Crimea and the continued destabilization of eastern Ukraine; condemns the Kremlin's attacks on democratic societies around the world, including in the United States and other G7 countries", the document says.