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Statements about the “actual termination” of issuing visas to Russians to travel to the U.S. not true. On Friday, August 31, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the American Embassy in Moscow and Andrea Kalan.
According to her, these allegations “extremely unconstructive”. “Our Embassy in Moscow and Consulate General in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok had issued almost eight thousand visas only last month,” — said the diplomat.
According to Kalan, the United States is constantly working to improve visa services and try to respond to the high demand. “We are considering seeking non-immigrant visas as a priority, in certain cases, considering the extraordinary medical or family circumstances, including funerals, hospitalization, necessity of participation in court proceedings,” said she.
On 30 August the Consul General in Houston Alexander Pisarev said that the us is “virtually ceased” to issue visas to citizens even for humanitarian cases. In this regard, was the unresolved question of the arrival of the relatives of the drowned in the US, the Russians, he added.
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