Moscow will not go the way of complication of issuing visas for American citizens, however, if Washington is to obstruct the work of the Russian Embassy and consulates, the question of the return mirror measures will fall very sharply. The journalists said Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov, his words on Tuesday, August 29, leads RIA Novosti.
“We’re not going to do anything that complicates the lives of our compatriots in the USA and want to travel of Americans in Russia was carried out with minimum disturbance,” he explained. The diplomat said that Moscow in this question is guided by the existence of the benefit and unwillingness to ruin relations with Washington.
Ryabkov also said that the US has not informed Russia about what action is planned in response to the downsizing of the us diplomatic mission in Russia. “We have seen only the signals of the state Department that some action is possible” — said the diplomat.
August 23 Washington has stopped issuing nonimmigrant visas throughout Russia. This procedure will resume September 1, but only in Moscow. Such measures, the United States explained the intention of the Russian authorities to reduce staff of the American diplomatic missions in the country.