Zakharov: linking the shrinking number of U.S. diplomats with visas is not tenable

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova

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MOSCOW, August 1. /TASS/. Linking the reduction in the number of employees of diplomatic missions of the USA in Russia with the processing of us visas for Russians do not stand up to scrutiny. On Tuesday said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“Linking reducing the number of staff with visas not stand up to scrutiny, as Americans, no one sent, no one dictated and did not specify who to send home and who to leave, – wrote the diplomat in Facebоok. Accordingly, if Washington decides to reduce the number of people engaged in visa matters, it will be the decision of Washington, sovereign, deliberate and not forced. And people should know and understand.”