Published: 17:37, June 23, 2024
Russia vows to respond adequately if US closes visa center
By Xinhua

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova attends a meeting of foreign ministers of Russia and Cuba in Moscow on June 12, 2024. (PHOTO / POOL / AFP)

MOSCOW - Russia will give adequate response if the United States closes Russia's visa center, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Saturday.

"In case such measures are implemented, the Russian side will give an adequate response," the diplomat said.

Earlier in the day, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov told media that the United States had notified the Russian side that both offices of the Russian visa center in Washington and New York were closing.

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The United States was also depriving Russian diplomats' right of tax exemption in the country.