The residence of the U.S. Ambassador in the capital of Russia is ready to consider applications for the issuance of American visas from residents of Crimea, said U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft.
"The issuance of visas to residents of Crimea are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev. Thus, residents of Crimea are required to apply for a visa at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev. But if the citizens of Crimea will apply for a visa at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador in the capital of Russia, we will consider his message on a common basis. However, if a citizen of Crimea can get a visa without an interview, he will be able to do it only in Kiev ", - he said, answering the social network " Vkontakte ".
Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia according to the results of the March referendum in 2014. Reunification with Russia was supported by 96, 77% of Crimean inhabitants and 95, 6% of Sevastopol. However, Ukraine and Western countries did not want to recognize the will and imposed against the region's punishment.