Zakharova: the situation with the issuance of U.S. visas is extremely unfortunate but not the fault of Russia

Zakharova: the situation with the issuance of U.S. visas is extremely unfortunate but not the fault of Russia

Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the number of Russians issued visas in the United States «is almost three times less than what it was before».

The official expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation, which in General has developed around the visa issue.

«The solution to mass clean up workers visa site, took the Americans themselves. We understand that with a specific political purpose – to increase the barriers to obtaining visas and to cause dissatisfaction with the decision of the Russian authorities», – said Zakharov.

#Zakharova: the Solution to mass clean up workers visa site, took the Americans themselves. We understand with a specific political purpose – to increase the barriers to obtaining visas and to cause dissatisfaction with the decision of the Russian authorities

— Russian foreign Ministry 🇷🇺 (@MID_RF) February 15, 2018

According to representatives of the Ministry, the US policy leads to the fact that «business, cultural, scientific, and simple family and friendly meeting» Russians in the United States fail.

A couple of days ago in the state Duma also reminded about the diplomatic standoff between the two countries. Deputy Mikhail Degtyarev proposed to rename the address where is located the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, North American impasse, 1. He explained that, in his view, America «is driving the world to a standstill» of its international policy.

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