“In connection with the measures taken by the Russian Federation to limit the number of employees of the U.S. mission in Russia, beginning August 23, 2017, the procedure for issuing nonimmigrant visas for the whole of Russia will be stopped”, — reads the statement of the U.S. Embassy.
“September 1, 2017, continues the text on his website, this procedure will be resumed in Moscow. The procedure for issuing non-immigrant visas at the consulates of the USA in Russia will be suspended indefinitely”.
While previously scheduled appointments will be cancelled.
The decision of the Russian authorities to reduce the number of employees of diplomatic missions of the USA in Russia the Embassy calls putting “into question the seriousness of Russia’s desire to improve bilateral relations.“
Recall that this measure – expulsion 755 diplomats – was adopted by Russia in response to the US imposed new sanctions. In addition, Russia seized the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, a cottage and a warehouse.