“Obviously, US passage of the 'Magnitsky Law' will adversely affect the prospects of bilateral cooperation.”
The U.S. Senate passed the so-called "Magnitsky Law" on Thursday, a bill that will impose limits on the ability of some Russians implicated in human rights abuses to come into the United States. The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its displeasure with the vote in an acerbic series of tweets on Thursday afternoon.
The Magnitsky Law will prevent anyone connected to the torture and death of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky from entering the U.S. or owning property here. Despite a Russian lobbying effort against the bill in Washington, it passed with a 92-4 vote.