The huntsman said about the lack of staff for the issuance of U.S. visas to Russians
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman said that delays in the issuance of U.S. visas to Russians occur due to the shortage of diplomatic personnel. He said this in the video response for a Facebook user’s question about when to stop the delay in issuing visas. Videos posted on the channel of the Russian Embassy in the US on YouTube.
“Our employees work very hard. The fact that we do not have that number of people, which was before”, — said the huntsman. He stressed that it “is aggrieved by the decision of the Russian government to reduce the staff of the us Embassy”.
According to the Ambassador, the state of American diplomatic personnel, “was substantially reduced” and “the enormous amount of work that was done by our consular offices in processing documents for visas and travel can’t be done despite our efforts.”
The huntsman called the direct contacts between people is one of the most important aspects of relations between Russia and the United States. “In order to provide such interaction, to create conditions for establishing such direct contacts between our citizens, it is necessary to ensure that people have all the necessary documents and visas for travel” — said the diplomat. The huntsman promised “to do everything possible to promote and expand these ties.”