The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, decided to impose sanctions against US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo as a response.
He said this during a meeting on the economic situation in the region.
The day before, the head of Chechnya invited the American Secretary of state to visit, so that he would personally see вЂњwho and what rights are violatedвЂќ (sanctions against Kadyrov were imposed precisely for human rights violations in Chechnya).
However, the invitation did not last long.
вЂњI invited Mr. Pompeo to visit Chechnya, but now in front of everyone, I say I have no right to do so. Everyone, I cancel the invitation and declare it included in all sanctions that we have in the republic, up to blocking all his accounts. The same thing they did against me," Kadyrov said, and laughed at it himself.
Note that Mike Pompeo is unlikely to have any accounts in Chechen banks, and he was not going to visit this Republic either.