Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky:
Washington is consistently waging a “visa war”, creating more and more obstacles for Russian representatives to participate in international events in the United States. The latest case of non-issuance of visas by the delegation of the Federal Treasury only confirms this negative trend and exacerbates the situation. Of course, this is another blow to bilateral relations.
The United States has shown itself to be an unscrupulous partner in organizing multilateral formats. And this is not the first time. The most egregious of these was the denial of visas without explanation to a number of members of the Russian delegation heading for the UN General Assembly in late September. And, in particular, my passport is still at the US Embassy in Russia.
All this again and again should make us think about the advisability of holding in the United States both various international forums and conferences, as well as UN events. ”