The United States has sunk to the point of bullying, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, commenting on the State Department’s decision to add Russians to the list of “homeless nationalities” and oblige them to apply for visas at the American embassy in Warsaw.
“They turned a technical procedure, which is banal for the 21st century, into a real hell, based on mockery on the verge of sadism,” RT quotes Zakharova as saying.
The diplomat noted that such a decision is a blow to families and relatives living in both countries, which “form a living tissue of relations between peoples.”
On October 24, the American department reported that Russian citizens wishing to obtain an immigration visa to the United States must send an application to the embassy in Warsaw.
The State Department classified Russian applicants as homeless, which can be translated as “homeless”. In this category, Washington ranks immigrant visa applicants from countries where the United States does not have a consular mission, including Cuba, Somalia and Venezuela.
Earlier, the lawyer spoke about the difficulties of Russians in obtaining a US visa. It was clarified that after the closure of the last US consulate in Russia, there is nowhere else to be interviewed for obtaining immigration and nonimmigrant visas.