The Russian delegation was part of a briefing on missile defense.
The delegation of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces are unable to get a visa into the U.S. to participate in a joint briefing in the headquarters of the UN on the issue of missile defense.
This was stated by the head of the main Department of international military cooperation of the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation Alexander Emelyanov.
“To participate in this briefing was planned, the delegation of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation under the leadership of Advisor to the chief of staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant General Andrey Tretyak. However, the local direction of the whole delegation of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces, including Lieutenant General Tretiak, entry visa into the United States not issued,” – said Emelyanov.
Earlier it was reported that a joint Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe failed to create a working group that had to seek Russia’s return to PACE.
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