Dmitry Zlatarev. The U.S. state Department does not comment on matters related to the issuance of U.S. visas to the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, said on Wednesday the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs John Kirby.
"We do not comment on the issuance of visas. It's been happening, and this information is confidential in Accordance with the legislative act, " he told reporters.
In this case, Kirby said that " Mrs. Matviyenko is placed in the sanctions lists of several countries because of the actions associated with Ukraine ". According to his statement, " and she and other Russian officials know about It."
the Commissioner of the state Department also said that "the US remains committed to its obligations as a country, within which is placed (headquarters) of the United Nations" in terms of appointment of officials participating in the activities of the organization. However, he did not specify the possible limits that have the ability to face those who imposed the punishment.
on Wednesday evening it was announced that the planned visit of the head of the Federation Council in the USA because of pacenote visas became impossible. According to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, issued after a long delay the visa contains a number of invalid restrictions on the stay Matvienko in the United States. For example, this visa does not give the opportunity to participate in all meetings and other events through the inter-Parliamentary Union.