Ryabkov believes that the situation with U.S. visas sacrificed the idea of liberty

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov

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TOKYO, August 23. /TASS/. USA in the situation with the suspension of the issuance of nonimmigrant visas to Russian citizens sacrificed their main value – freedom. This was stated in the published on Wednesday an interview with Japanese TV channel NHK, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

“The United States, who convey to the world the value of freedom, showed that political purposes can easily that his main value to sacrifice. However, we remain calm about this” he said in response to a request to comment on the US decision on the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation.

However, Ryabkov said that Russia with the coming to power of U.S. President Donald trump “continues to hope to improve relations between the two countries”.