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 US Will Use Magnitsky Act to Put Yanukovych in Place, Thinks Opposition

The opposition believes that Magnitsky Act will apply to all countries where human rights are violated.

This opinion was expressed by opposition leader Serhiy Sobolev commenting on the U.S. House of Representatives bill to impose visa and economic sanctions against Russian officials, members of the Magnitsky list, Kommersant reports.

"The adoption of this document is the first warning to Yanukovych. Now this law could be applied to those who organized, inspired and ordered political repression in Ukraine," he said.

"Thus, the law will certainly be used by the State Department and the Presidential Administration to put Yanukovych in place," said Sobolev.

In addition, he said, the list of those for which the opposition will demand sanctions will be supplemented by those who were "directly involved in the election fraud, that is judges and law enforcement officers, local administration representatives, and the first persons of the country."

Earlier, the U.S. State Department said that it did not intend to apply sanctions against Ukraine.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n224483