MOSCOW, 31 Jul — RIA Novosti. The words of former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about the problems with visas for Russians after the adoption of Moscow’s retaliatory sanctions are his personal opinion, said to RIA Novosti, the U.S. Embassy in Russia.The reaction is too softThe answer is too hardRussia responded adequately All polls Twitter warned the Russians about the possible difficulties in obtaining American visas in the case if Moscow will reduce the number of American diplomats in the country.
“Ambassador McFaul is not currently located in the civil service, it posts to Twitter only represent his personal views,” — said in comments to Embassy, arrived at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the staff of the diplomatic missions of the USA in Russia will be the same as the staff of Russian diplomatic missions in America by 455 people on each side. According to him, more than a thousand diplomats and technical staff — worked, are still working in Russia, 755 will have to cease operations.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that these measures — response to anti-US policy and develop new anti-Russian sanctions of the United States. In addition to reduction of staff of diplomatic missions of the United States, Russia from August 1 to suspend the use of the U.S. Embassy in Russia warehouse space on a Traffic street in Moscow and the Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor. Relevant notes were presented to the head of the us diplomatic mission, John Tefft.
The U.S. Ambassador in turn stated that it “deeply regrets” undertaken by Moscow’s measures.