American visa Russian Senator from North Ossetia Alexander Totoonov introduced by U.S. sanctions list, was cancelled, said Wednesday a Source in the upper house of the Russian Parliament.
According to a source, the residence of the American Ambassador annulled before (prior to the introduction of personal sanctions) issued Cotonou visa in USA, when the name was included in the list of participants of the Russian delegation at the meeting of the inter-parliamentary Union, which will take place at the UN in new York in late summer.
A source in the Federation Council added that Alexander Tattoonow, apparently, received a visa long enough before the introduction with respect to his punishment the United States, and the expiration date was two or three years, reports " news Agency ". In addition, the cancellation of a visa in connection with the planned fall Under the punishment of a Senator in Washington, a Source in the upper house of the Russian Parliament called " normal practice ", as the Russian side "also admits to a" foreign Residents from made in response to personal sanctions list. Zam. Minister of foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov, for his part, said that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation considers the actions of the American government to counteract the Russian parliamentarians in the United States " unlawful ". In the list of participants of the Russian delegation at the meeting of the inter-parliamentary Union figures also, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Recently it was announced that an American visa for the trip she will get, but with certain restrictions, for this reason-and also with regard to visa issues other members of the delegation – the head of the Federation Council did not rule out refuse to participate in the meeting, writes " Kommersant ". First head of the Federation Council on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev has declared " the illegality of possible failures in American visas for members of the delegation of the Federal Assembly ". About the fact that Valentina Matvienko received an invitation to a meeting in the U.S., was announced in June. Remember, in March 2014, the United States, the European Union and partner countries have imposed penalties against authorized parts of Russia in connection with the policy of the Russian capital in Ukraine vossoedineniem of the Crimea with Russia, which took place after the Crimean referendum. On April 9, the media wrote that in North America and the EU prepare for new restrictions against Russia. Later it was claimed that "third stage" of sanctions the EU against Russia was delayed due to " political signals emanating from a number of leading EU member States, including France, Italy, Germany and Spain, regarding how far willing to go the European Union ". The U.S. Treasury Department in April 2014, said On the introduction of penalties against seven commissioners leadership of the Peninsula and of the company. Under punishment in the United States became the Vice-speaker of the Federation Council Yevgeny Bushmin, 1st Deputy head of division for international Affairs of the Federation Council Vladimir djabarov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Andrey Fursenko, 1st Deputy head of the presidential Administration Alexei Gromov, the head of the presidential Administration Sergei Ivanov, Director of Federal drug control service Viktor Ivanov, managing Director of President Vladimir Kozhin, head of the Board of Directors of Bank "Russia" Yuri Kovalchuk, the leader "Fair Russia" Sergei Mironov, state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin, head of the Federation Council on defense and security Viktor Ozerov, 1st Deputy head of the parliamentary problems Oleg Panteleev, billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, co-owner of SMP Bank Boris Rotenberg, Senator Nikolai Ryzhkov, Deputy chief of the General staff Igor Sergun, businessman Gennady Timchenko, Senator Alexander Tattoonow, head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, the people's Deputy of the state Duma Sergey Zheleznyak. Explaining his inclusion in the list of personal punishment, Tattoonow said he even flattered by the attention of the EU and US to his point of view on the issue of the reunification of Crimea with Russia.