The foreign Ministry has promised not to «retaliate» to Americans because of the situation with visas for Russians

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova during a briefing in Moscow. 24 August 2017The foreign Ministry has promised not to «retaliate» to Americans because of the situation with visas for Russians© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The Russian side will not be «taking it out» on American citizens and create unbearable conditions for receiving Russian visas in response to the decision of States to restrict the issuance of visas to Russians, said at a briefing the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

«We always talked about the fact that it is better to interact and collaborate, discuss problems, rather than to create new or replicate old ones. This is our consistent position. This we believe — will never disrupt the evil on American citizens, deliberately to create some unbearable conditions for obtaining Russian visas, so revenge is not clear to whom it is not clear why», — said Zakharov.

United States Wednesday suspended the procedure for issuing non-immigrant visas across all Russia, from September 1 this procedure resumes, but only at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Washington explained the innovations to the reduced number of staff of the diplomatic mission. Early American visa issued Consulate in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok.

Earlier, Moscow has ordered to reduce the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia to 755 to 455 employees. Thus, the Federation equated the number of employees of the U.S. Embassy in Russia, the number of employees of the Russian diplomatic mission in the United States.

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