Senate Resolution 466 was initiated by
Senator James Inhofe (Republican-Oklahoma) in May. Later, Senators Richard
Durbin (Democrat-Illinois), Barbara Boxer (Democrat-California), Robert P.
Casey Jr. (Democrat-Pennsylvania) and Robert Menendez (Democrat-New Jersey)
joined in to push the initiative.
It took the Senate four months to go
through the whole procedure, which is now criticized by Ukraine’s Foreign
Ministry in a very non-diplomatic fashion.
The reaction of the Foreign Ministry, which
questioned the procedure for approval and essentially attacked the US for lack
of democracy, was nothing but unhealthy.