Russia denies former US high-ranking official visa out of sanctions

Russia denies former US high-ranking official visa out of sanctions
Victoria Nuland

On the eve, Kommersant reported that an American resident requested a Russian visa to arrive in Moscow on May 20-21 at a closed international conference.

Russia refused a visa to former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State Victoria Nuland, who is put on the Russian sanctions list, Interfax reports citing the Russian Foreign Ministry.

"Nuland is denied a Russian visa, she is put in the blacklist of the Russian Federation in response to US sanctions," the Russian diplomatic department states.

On the eve, Kommersant reported that an American resident requested a Russian visa to arrive in Moscow on May 20-21 at a closed international conference organized by the Russian Council on International Affairs (INF), the German Society for Foreign Policy (DGAP) and the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

The newspaper reminds that the Russian sanctions list has not been fully published. Therefore, Americans often learn that they are denied entry only after they submit documents.

Victoria Nuland oversaw the post-Soviet space in the Department of State from September 2013 to January 2017.

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