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Medvedev: Magnitsky law is US’ unacceptable attempt to dictate its will

November 29, 2012, 5:15 UTC+3

The European countries’ reproduction of the decision is unwise and senseless, Russian Prime Minister stressed

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MOSCOW, November 29 (Itar-Tass) — The Magnitsky law, which the US Congress has adopted, is Washington’s unacceptable attempt to dictate its will to a foreign country, and the European countries’ reproduction of the decision is “unwise and senseless,” Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant.

“Anyway, speaking about this law, it clearly will cause both symmetrical and asymmetrical reaction from this country,” he said. “They will not benefit from it.”

At the same time, the prime minister is not surprised the European countries are reproducing the “Magnitsky law” following the US. “The Euro-Atlantic solidarity does exist. I have been in practical politics for quite a time, and I have seen how various issues are being voted, I have attended the Russia-NATO council, I know how work of the kind is done: strict subordination and discipline, like it used to be in the social world,” Medvedev said. “And this bill is exactly an example of how ideology decisions adopted in one place are reproduced in other countries. It is unwise and senseless.”

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