McFaul: because Of the new counter-sanctions the Russians will have to wait for visas in the US for months
If the alleged President Vladimir Putin, figures on the decline of the U.S. mission to 755 real person, the Russians will have to wait for U.S. visas weeks, if not months, said former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. He wrote this in Twitter.
He also expressed doubt that Russia is now working so many diplomats, and added that during his work in Moscow at the Embassy so many people do not worked.
July 28, the Russian foreign Ministry said that by September 1, Americans need to reduce diplomatic and technical personnel in Russia up to 455 people — the number of Russian diplomats in the United States.
Vladimir Putin in interview to TV channel “Russia 1” on 30 July said that in Russia there are “more than a thousand diplomats and technical workers” and 755 of them “will have to cease operations”. As explained TASS in the foreign Ministry, specific people Americans call
Has been set-up to fit in the specified limit, and they will do it to them.
The sanctions target diplomats or businessmen, but to obtain visas for medical, tourist and study trips becomes even easier, says the source, “Vedomosti” in the industry. In his opinion, the worse relations between the two countries, the more they are loyal to the ordinary tourist: simplified flow of documents, reduced the number of failures and re visa over almost perfectly.