The foreign Ministry protested the non-issuance of visas to the Russian sportsmen

MOSCOW, 29 Mar — RIA Novosti. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia was indignant with the refusal of the American Embassy in Moscow, the conduct of interviews to obtain us visas of Russian national team on free-style wrestling. This was reported on the website of the Department.

The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Moscow sees Washington’s actions as “yet another clear example of hindrance to participation of Russian athletes in international competitions.”

“For the sake of pressure on Russia in Washington has long cast aside even the principle of “O sport, you are peace.” The American authorities is also clearly not averse to eliminate the strong competitors for their athletes,” said she.

Actions of the American side Zakharov praised as discrimination and gross violation of obligations “as a state, have taken to host an international competition.”

In addition, Zakharov expressed the hope that the incident will not remain without attention of world sports community.