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The USA closed the Russian visa center

Jun 23, 2024

The US closes the Russian visa center and deprives Russian diplomats of tax privileges.

This was reported by Radio Liberty with reference to the Russian ambassador to the USA, Anatoly Antonov, Ukrinform reports.


Antonov clarified that both branches of the visa center - in Washington and New York - will be closed, and added that the American administration did not explain its decision.

"Now an additional burden falls on the shoulders of Russian diplomats and consuls," he said.

In addition, "tax exemption cards" will be taken away from Russian diplomats, which Antonov called a "petty, petty attack" on the part of the USA.

The deterioration of contacts at the level of the ministries of the two countries occurred after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

However, as early as 2021, the Russian authorities consider the USA an “unfriendly country.”

A few days ago, on June 18, the deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Ryabkov said that foreign policy contacts between Russia and the United States have now been reduced "to an absolute minimum."

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 23/06/2024

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