In Vladivostok dismissed about 60% of the staff of the US Consulate

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photosangelina the flags of Russia and the United States. Archival photoIn Vladivostok dismissed about 60% of the staff of the US Consulate© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

About 60% of the staff of the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok dismissed after the reduction, said to RIA Novosti, the representative Consulate.

«About 60% of employees now dismissed», — said the Agency interlocutor.

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 employed in the Russian diplomatic mission in the United States. According to the statement of the foreign Ministry, these measures were a response to anti-Russian policy adopted by the us Congress of the new anti-Russian sanctions.

In turn, the US 23 Aug suspended the procedure for issuing nonimmigrant visas throughout 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 employees. Early American visa issued Consulate in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok.

Head of Directorate for servicing the diplomatic corps (GlavUpDK) at the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrey Izotov earlier said that the Russian citizens who applied for the employment after the reduction of American diplomatic missions in Russia were adopted in the personnel reserve of the firm «Inpredkadry».