The deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on international affairs, Alexei Chepa, explained the statement by US Senator Ron Johnson about his refusal of a Russian visa to create hype in anti-Russian rhetoric.
Earlier, US Republican Senator Ron Johnson said that the Russian authorities refused to issue him a visa. The senator intended to come to Russia as part of the delegation of the US Congress for negotiations with Russian officials, follows from his statement. The Russian Embassy in the United States reported that Johnson did not apply for an entry visa, and the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Johnson was on the “stop list” of the Russian Federation in response to the inclusion of Russian representatives there.
The Russian Embassy has denied the words of the US Senator about the refusal to issue a visa. Senator Ron Johnson only harms his political reputation, political analyst Ivan Mezyuho expressed his opinion on Sputnik radio.
“If a person has nothing more to say, to invent, then he continues his Russophobic line, which this senator has always adhered to. This is some kind of continuation, raising such hype. Because this is his anti-Russian horse, you need to somehow support the topic,” Chepa told RIA Novosti.
The deputy noted that Russian parliamentarians are ready to work with their American counterparts subject to an open and full dialogue.