MOSCOW, September 25 — RIA Novosti. Russia should not leave the US decision not to issue visas to some members of the Russian delegation in the UN General Assembly without a response, said the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei chepa in the comments for “News”.
In his opinion, a reaction to “a diplomatic shot” from Washington may be the abolition of the lottery for getting a green card (Green Card) in Russia.
“I think we can ban all sorts of events like lottery green card, which the United States carried out based on their image of the alleged “stronghold of democracy”. Our response will be to pay attention to it”, — said the Deputy.
So, the authorities can restrict access to the website on which the register wishing to obtain a green card or hamper the work of agencies that can help with the paperwork, added chepa.
Green Card — an identity card confirming that its holder, not being an American citizen can live and work in the United States. Holders of green cards the same rights as citizens except the right to vote.
Draw a green card takes place every year, its purpose is to encourage the immigration of nationals of those countries whose citizens are poorly represented in the country.
On the eve of the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that some members of the Russian delegation did not receive visas to attend the UN General Assembly, which runs from 24 to 30 September in new York. The American side cited “technical reasons”.
Among those who could not travel to the United States, was including the head of the international Federation Council Committee Konstantin Kosachev and head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
Permanent mission to the United Nations, said such steps the United States plans to continue to aggravate relations with Moscow. The diplomats called on the international community to draw practical conclusions after the decision of the American authorities.
As noted by the representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric, the organization finds out all circumstances of incident. His Deputy Farhan Haq stressed that according to the agreement between the United Nations and the United States, Washington should allow delegations to attend the events held under the auspices of the organization.
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