Russia intends to respond to the introduction of the UK’s new package of sanctions against Russia. As reported TASS, this was stated press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
He, in particular, expressed regret that London went to the “unfriendly steps,” and promised that Russia, based on reciprocity, intends to take “retaliatory decisions in the extent to which this will correspond to the interests of the Russian Federation”.
Peskov did not specify what retaliatory steps involved.
On the introduction of sanctions in the framework of the “Magnitsky act”, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of great Britain announced on 6 July. In a list of 47 people were 25 Russian citizens, which the United Kingdom considers implicated in the death of a lawyer, employee of Hermitage Capital of Sergei Magnitsky and other officials, involved, according London, for human rights violations. In particular, the British, under the sanctions were the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor grin, Deputy interior Minister Alexei Anichin, and others.
In addition, the list includes citizens of Myanmar and Saudi Arabia.
May 1, 2018 House of Commons of the Parliament of Britain adopted in the final reading the law on sanctions and money laundering, to include the “Magnitsky amendment” which imposes restrictions on the issuance of visas and freeze assets of those responsible for gross violations of human rights. In 2019, the Minister for foreign Affairs Dominic Raab said that after Brexit , the UK will apply the “Magnitsky amendment”.
The laws, named after lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in 2009 in a remand prison in Moscow at the age of 37 years, made in the USA, Canada and some EU member States.