Moscow says US issued visas for Russian delegation to attend UN general Assembly
Russia says that visas had been issued for Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and members of his delegation to attend the UN General Assembly in New York later this month.
Moscow had earlier expressed alarm that US entry visas had not yet been issued for 56 representatives of the Russian delegation that Lavrov is leading to the assembly from September 20 to 26 at UN headquarters.
The United States is not allowed to prevent representatives of member states from traveling to UN headquarters, despite visa bans imposed on senior Russian officials over Moscow’s military offensive in Ukraine.
“Visas were delivered today for Lavrov and a number of accompanying persons,” Russian news agencies quote the foreign ministry as saying, without specifying how many visas had been issued.