Russia to retaliate Magnitsky list, several options are considered

MOSCOW, August 11 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia is considering several options of retaliating the so-called “Magnitsky list” with its own list of United States officials involved in the infringement of the rights of Russian citizens, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

“We have several options,” the diplomat noted. “We are considering the composition of such lists from the standpoint of who of the representatives of the U.S. government agencies and employees of various departments was involved in the actual infringement of the rights of Russian citizens in any form.”

“It’s pretty tedious work, requiring quite some time,” said Ryabkov. “But it will definitely be finished. We cannot tolerate a situation where contrary to the demands of the Russian side there are constant attacks on the rights of our citizens, including those outside the United States.”

“So we shall provide a response to this,” the official concluded.

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