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Washington temporarily suspends visa grants in Russia

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – Alexander NEMENOV – | Russian police in front of the US Embassy in Moscow on December 30, 2016

The US embassy said on Monday that US diplomats would be temporarily suspended from Moscow on Wednesday because of the reduction of diplomatic personnel ordered by Moscow to respond to the sanctions.

“Due to the limit imposed by the Russian government on the number of diplomatic personnel authorized to be in Russia, all operations related to visas without immigration will be suspended on 23 August”, before resuming from 1 September only in Moscow , The embassy said in a statement.

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