WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Russian Embassy in the United States has criticised The Washington Post for deceptive readers in regards to the diplomatic disaster in Russian-US relations.
On Friday, The Washington Post printed an article known as “How bad are US relations with Russia? Just try getting a visa for a repairman”, in which the newspaper mentioned the US Embassy in Moscow had been understaffed and overstretched as a result of any diplomatic visa requires tough negotiations that usually focus on insignificant points. As a consequence, US technical consultants – wanted for instance to restore malfunctioning elevators and fireplace alarms – can not get visas, whereas senior diplomats must do routine work equivalent to shoveling snow and mixing disinfectants.
From its viewpoint, the so-called “visa war” was initiated by the United States who imposed the apply of non-public visa exchanges, which envisages granting visas for workers of Russian overseas missions solely in conjunction with the visas issued for US workers.
The Russian diplomatic mission added that Moscow had repeatedly known as on the United States to normalise bilateral diplomatic relations.