In accusation of the Trump administration, more than 130 Republicans joined Democrats at home to oppose the Ministry of Finance's plan to abolish Russian sanctions against companies controlled by ally of Vladimir Putin.
362 to 53 votes have registered Parliament's disapproval of plans to ease sanctions against companies controlled by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and comes despite the appeals of Finance Minister Steven Munchin. A similar measure was unsuccessful in the Senate this week, although 11 Republicans broke the ranks of votes with Democrats.
The Treasury said it plans to lift the company's sanctions because Deripaska has agreed to reduce its ownership of companies to less than 50%. Its reduced share will protect companies "from the controlling influence of the Kremlin's internal authorities," the minister said.
This is a story that is developing and will be updated.