Ambassador Antonov: Russia supports the mutual zeroing of all visa restrictions with the United States in recent years. This was stated by the Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov, he is quoted by TASS.
According to the diplomat, Russia stands for an honest and respectful dialogue on all visa “irritants”. He expressed confidence that if there is “goodwill” all problems can be resolved quickly enough.
He called on Washington to return to international obligations regarding diplomatic property and good practice in the functioning of diplomatic missions. “Our proposals remain on the negotiating table,” Antonov emphasized.
Earlier, US State Department spokesman Jalina Porter said that the departure of 54 Russian diplomats, scheduled for 2022, should not be regarded as their expulsion or punitive measure. According to Porter, the United States is allegedly making Russian diplomats the same demands that Russia made to State Department officials.