US needs practical steps to improve the work of diplomatic missions – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

The United States must take steps to unblock the deadlock created by Washington in the work of the diplomatic missions of the two countries. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova on the air of the program “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” on the TV channel “Russia-1”.

If the United States wants to move somewhere further, into some future of normal bilateral relations, including along the line of normalizing the work of diplomatic missions, “they must take a number of practical steps to unblock the situation that they themselves have led to a dead end,” TASS quotes diplomat.

Answering the question of whether there are chances for a solution to the crisis in the issue of the issuance of American visas and the situation with the diplomatic property of the Russian Federation in the United States, Zakharova noted that this is not a chance, but a specific task with which the Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland left Russia after her working visit in October.

We will remind, earlier, the US State Department included Russian citizens applying for an American immigration visa in the category of “homeless nationalities” (Homeless Nationalities). So in the American department it characterizes applicants from those countries where the United States does not have a consular mission and where there is no possibility of processing visa requests. Russians who wish to emigrate in order to obtain the appropriate type of visa are now recommended to apply to the American Embassy in Warsaw, which is determined as the main place of work with applicants from the Russian Federation.



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