Moscow vows to penalize those imposing sanctions against Russians – envoy to UK

There is only one body who can impose sanctions and this is the United Nations,” Andrei Kelin toldRussia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Andrei Kelin Ilya Dmitryachev/TASSRussia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Andrei Kelin© Ilya Dmitryachev/TASS

LONDON, July 19. /TASS/. Moscow has vowed to find a way to punish those who slap personal sanctions on Russian citizens as part of the Magnitsky case, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Andrei Kelin said in an interview with the BBC on Sunday.

“Believe me as for Magnitsky we will find the way to punish those who are making this type of sanctions. Because sanctions are illegal. There is only one body who can impose sanctions and this is the United Nations,” Kelin told the Andrew Marr Show, recalling that the UK is a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

In comment on the anchor’s question whether this means that Moscow would target individuals who are involved in the Magnitsky process on the UK and US side, the ambassador noted: “I haven’t said that, this is you who have said that. But probably it’s a good idea.”

On July 6, UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab announced the so-called “Magnitsky Amendment” to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill. It was adopted by the House of Commons in May 2018, and was supposed to come into effect immediately after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. The amendment is named after Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergey Magnitsky, who died in 2009 in the Matrosskaya Tishina detention facility in Moscow. London believes that people in the sanctions list were involved in his torture and death.

Among them are Chief of Russia’s Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin, Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin, former Deputy Interior Minister Alexei Anichin, judges, investigators, and the Interior Ministry officials. These persons are barred from entering the United Kingdom, as well as from doing business both in that country and with British go-betweens. Apart from that, their assets in the United Kingdom, if any, will be frozen. The list is not limited only by Russia and comprises a total of 49 individuals and entities, including from Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and North Korea. The Russian Foreign Ministry rejected this as a politically motivated decision, stressing that Moscow reserved the right to impose adequate retaliatory measures.

Disclaimer: This is an article from a Russian propaganda site.

(C)TASS 2020

5 comments

  • Let’s pre-empt that: kick the fucker out and break off all trade and diplomatic relations. We don’t need those cunts. Fuck’em.

    Liked by 5 people

  • Ok, so what are you going to do about it? Russia don’t have the means to punish any country, unless you mean various terrorist activities performed by Russian goons.

    Liked by 6 people

  • And use your veto………….

    Liked by 4 people

  • англійський масон

    Fucking pig shit thick wankstains still don’t realise they need us more than we need them.

    Liked by 4 people

  • onlyfactsplease

    “There is only one body who can impose sanctions and this is the United Nations,”
    The skid mark lives in an alternative reality or he is brain dead from too much krokodil. The US has imposed sanctions upon the shithole since 2014 and so have other countries. What is mafia land going to do about it? That’s right, cry like little girls. Why not? They are good at it.

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