The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said that he had received a us visa, according to which he cannot move away from the headquarters of the UN on 25 kilometers.
MOSCOW, 25 sen. The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said on Friday that he had received a visa to participate in the session of the UN General Assembly, which will take place in new York.
Earlier, Russian media appeared information that the U.S. was willing to extradite Puchkovu a limited visa to attend the Russian delegation at the UN General Assembly.
“The visa was granted… the morning on Friday it became known that the United States government in accordance with the obligations that exist before the UN, gave me a visa for a single visit to the USA in eight days,” said Pushkov reporters, located in the sanctions lists of the USA.
The MP said that the visa provided for the territorial restrictions.
“At 25 miles I can’t move away from the headquarters of the United Nations. But my plan does not include even seriously to move away from the headquarters of the UN, I think and time will not” — said the MP.
He stressed that the issue of a visa the U.S. consistent with international practice.
“Similarly, the French government allows French territory of our deputies, located in the sanctions lists if they are members of the Russian delegation in the Council of Europe, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. This question is also about participation as a member of the Russian delegation in the work of the UN, so I think that, in General, this decision was quite predictable”, — the Deputy considers.