Consulate of the United States are especially slow in issuing visas to Russians, to cause them dissatisfaction with the actions of the authorities. This opinion was expressed in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei chepa on Monday, July 31.
“This could be done on purpose, to hurt, to cause dissatisfaction of Russian citizens (Moscow’s decision to respond to U.S. Congress adopted a new package of sanctions — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), “—said the MP. However, he stressed that the U.S. visa has never been quick.
Member of the Committee of the upper house of Parliament on international Affairs Igor Morozov, in turn, expressed the opinion that Moscow can mirror to answer the artificial delays in the work of the American consulates. “Obviously, if this slowdown of visas in timing will occur, the causes will not reduce staff,” said the Senator to the Agency.
Earlier on Monday, The New York Times reported that the Russians were more likely to refuse visas after Moscow imposed retaliatory measures on new sanctions in her address. According to the company, which helps Russian citizens to qualify for entry to the United States every day the failure get 50-60 people.
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On the same day former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul suggested that the Russians will now have to wait to receive a U.S. visa “for weeks, if not months”.
A package of new sanctions affecting in particular the interests of Russian companies in the oil and gas industry, was approved by Congress late last week. President Donald trump has not yet signed the bill, but intends to do so in the near future, said Deputy Chairman Mike Pence. In response, Moscow has decided to close the us Embassy staff access to the cottage in Serebryany Bor and warehouses in the South of Moscow, and demanded to reduce the 755 people involved in the work of the Embassy.