Russia diplomats denied U.S. visas – MFA

15:55, 14 July 2017
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Washington has refused to hand out visas to a group of Russian diplomats, who are supposed to replace their colleagues who had been deported from the United States by the Obama administration in December 2016, that’s according to Russian Foreign Ministry spox Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reported.

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"Not only has Washington failed to cancel the decision to expel our personnel, they also refuse to issue visas to those who have to come and replace them," RIA Novosti quoted Zakharova as saying.

Read alsoRussian diplomats expelled from Moldova recruited fighters – ReutersAs UNIAN reported earlier, on December 29, 2016, the United States authorities decided to expel 35 Russian diplomats as well as shut down two Russian diplomatic compounds in New York and Maryland in response to Russia's harassment campaign against American diplomats in Moscow.

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