The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova on Friday, August 4, said that in recent years, especially after the downsizing of diplomats of the United States, the period of issuance of U.S. visas to citizens of Russia deliberately delayed to put pressure on Russia and is “another dirty trick”, hosted by USA to the Russians.
“The funny thing is that over the last four or five months period of issuing visas has increased several times. If before the interview the Americans appointed approximately ten days after submitting all the documents, but now the interview is assigned almost a month and a half,” — said the Russian diplomat.
According to Zakharova, all statements about increasing the term issuance of U.S. visas to Russians because of the decision of Moscow to reduce the number of American diplomats are political games in the States themselves.
“We understand what it is intimidation, it is the pressure on the Russian side, is this another dirty trick, which will be made by the Russians to try to beat this situation, saying that to blame again the Russian side,” — said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.