Peskov accused the US of deliberately creating difficulties with visas for pilots
USA deliberately create difficulties in providing U.S. visas to pilots of “Aeroflot”, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“We share the concern that was expressed by the foreign Ministry. It is obvious that the objective reasons for difficulties with the visa activities of Americans here, for all that these reductions [of employees of diplomatic missions] — they are in no way concerned consular activities,” Peskov said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”), answering the question about the threat of the suspension of air links between Russia and the United States in connection with the delay in the issuance of visas to pilots of “Aeroflot”.
The representative of the Kremlin believes that the us deliberately creates difficulties with the issuance of visas to Russian pilots.
Obviously, this is, shall we say, deliberate creation of difficulties, which lies entirely on the conscience of our American colleagues. Of course we are worried, we would not want such a development.Dmitry Pescovitz Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation
Moscow does not exclude that in connection with the visa blockade, which builds against Russian citizens Washington, regular flights between Russia and the United States may be interrupted, reported Thursday the Ministry of foreign Affairs. According to the Russian foreign Ministry, “Aeroflot” can abandon regular flights between Russia and the United States, as the crews are experiencing increasing difficulties in obtaining U.S. visas.
The Consul General of the USA Lawrence Toby in an interview with “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on 19 April noted that delays and problems with visas have arisen in connection with reduction of the staff of the American Embassy in Russia informed Washington announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats as a sign of solidarity with Britain in the “case Skripal,” Moscow said mirror measures.