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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ryabkov explained, in any case, Moscow “mirror” answer US

Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow will mirror to answer Washington’s actions only in the case that the us government will complicate the work of Russian embassies and consulates in the United States.

photo: Mikhail Kovalev

Deputy foreign Minister assured that Russia will not do anything that will complicate the lives of compatriots in the United States, RIA Novosti reported. Moreover, Moscow will not complicate obtaining Russian visas for American citizens in response to a similar decision by Washington.

If the Americans will go the way complications work of the Russian Embassy and consulates in the United States, “then the question of the response, including a mirror that will stand upright, and will stand very sharply,” said Ryabkov.

We will remind, Washington has temporarily suspended the issuance of nonimmigrant visas throughout Russia. From September 1, the procedure will resume, but only in Moscow. Previously, the entry permit can be obtained from the consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok.

In the US, explained that such measures were taken due to the downsizing of the us diplomatic mission on the territory of the Russian Federation for 755 persons, which occurred on Moscow’s decision. This allegedly led to the fact that the paperwork was no one.

In response, the Russian foreign Ministry urged the US “not to direct shadow on the fence” because of the situation with the suspension of visas. The foreign Ministry noted that in fact the problem is that the visa division of foreign missions of the United States “not effective enough” work.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the introduction of restrictions on the processing of us visas trying to cause discontent of the Russian citizens by the government. According to him, this logic is guided by those involved in the organization of color revolutions.


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