US issues visa to Lavrov for UN visit – media — Analysis
Russia’s foreign minister will be allowed travel to New York, despite being under US sanctions, Russian media reported
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, and other high-ranking diplomats were granted visas by Washington on Tuesday. Russian news agencies said this. The decision will allow Moscow’s representatives to visit New York for the United Nations General Assembly, despite being under US sanctions.
“Today, visas were given to Lavrov and a number of those who will accompany him,”Interfax quoted the following statement from a spokesperson for the foreign ministry:
Moscow repeatedly condemned Washington’s refusal of visas to Russian diplomats in order to participate at the 77th session.
“We expect visas to be issued to the rest of the delegation and logistical issues promptly resolved,”According to reports, the spokesperson said that he was slamming The “illegal sanctions”Russian representatives
The US slapped personal sanctions on high-level Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, following the launch of Moscow’s military offensive in Ukraine in February.
Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin Press Secretary, had earlier accused Washington of being a terrorist on Tuesday “breaking their obligations”He said that he was delaying visa issuance, but hoped the US would honor its obligations.
“Let’s hope that the United States will deliver on its duties,”He said that Washington should grant visas for everyone who is scheduled to attend General Assembly.
The 77th session of the UN General Assembly will open on September 13, 2022, though the main event of this session will be the ‘High-Level week’ from September 20 to 26, which will be attended by many world leaders and foreign ministers.