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US Congress moves to approve Russia sanctions, arms for Ukraine

American lawmakers defied President Barack Obama and approved fresh economic sanctions against Russia, prompting swift criticism from Moscow Friday over toughening the US response to a Kremlin-backed separatist insurgency in Ukraine. The sanctions bill was passed unanimously Thursday in the Senate and House of Representatives. Washington backs Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, but Obama has yet to approve the bulk of an arms request by Kiev.

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