The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, commented on the decision of the us authorities to grant her a visa, hindering normal operation in the United States. According to a statement by a political figure, she is unable to accept such defective conditions.
Matviyenko stressed that the responsibility for the failure of the participation of the Russian delegation at the world conference of speakers through the inter-Parliamentary Union rests with the States. "The responsibility for this entirely rests with the U.S., adorning itself in the mantle of defenders of democracy and freedom of speech, once again blatantly violated basic norms of interstate communication and behavior", - quotes the speaker of the Federation Council, RIA Novosti.
In her view, the participation of Russian citizens in the event was incredible the result of "flawed visa conditions". "The decision of the US authorities is considered a gross violation of their own obligations to international society, questioned the need for international events in the U.S." - said Matvienko.
As we were informed Days.<url>, August 26, it became known that the visit of the Russian delegation in the United States that was supposed to go to new York at the events through the inter-Parliamentary Union, postponed. The reason is the restrictions on a visa issued by the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
According to the obtained permission to enter, the speaker will be able to stay in new York for 3 days, from 29 to 31 August, with all this, she's not allowed to go farther than 25 miles from Midtown Manhattan, where the headquarters of the United Nations. Thus, the visit Matvienko in new York, where she was to participate in the world conference of speakers of Parliament and the meeting of women speakers of parliaments were ripped off.
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