The state Department has promised to put pressure on Russia with the Magnitsky act

© Photo : AgnosticPreachersKidЗдание of the US state Department in Washington. Archive photoThe state Department has promised to put pressure on Russia with the Magnitsky act© Photo : AgnosticPreachersKid

The United States will continue to use the «Magnitsky act» as pressure on Russia, said a senior state Department official.

«We believe that Russia is serious about the «Magnitsky act». We will continue to use it to put pressure on Russia in terms of human rights,» he said, explaining that sanctions are the freezing of assets and ban on entry into the United States.

At the same time, the state Department spokesman assured that the U.S. intends to develop a stable relationship with Russia, despite the expansion of the «Magnitsky list». «We have common strategic interests in different parts of the world, we want to pursue these interests, and we continue to believe that if Russia is more seriously the welfare and human rights in the country, this will make an even more effective global partner,» the diplomat said, expressing hope that the Russian government «a more detailed look at the violation of human rights».

Wednesday, the US introduced sanctions in the «Magnitsky list» of five Russians, including the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. Sanctions are also imposed against Ayub Katayev, Julia Maiorova, Andrey Pavlov and Oleksiy Sheshenya. Kadyrov himself with irony reacted to the decision in Washington, saying in jest that he was «40 years had plans to go to America and do there business» and noting that «one small but proud Chechen Republic does not give the whole state of rest»

The United States in December 2012 adopted the «Magnitsky act» on sanctions against Russians, sacrament, according to the American authorities, to human rights violations. Moscow, in turn, has repeatedly stated about the inadmissibility of politicization of the «Magnitsky case».

A few months ago the «Magnitsky act» was given the status of global law, sanctions it should not be confined to citizens, but apply to all countries whose citizens are violated, according to the United States, human rights.