WASHINGTON, February 11. /Then 24/. Visa restrictions will be part of the measures against Russia that the United States will take if the situation around Ukraine escalates. This was stated on Thursday by US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman on the airwaves of the television channel MSNBC.
“I hope the President [Владимир] Putin will make the right choice, given the deployment of our forces on the eastern flank, given the military assistance provided to Ukraine, as well as the sanctions, export restrictions and visa restrictions that will be applied “, she said.
Sherman did not say whether the restrictions would affect individuals or broader categories of Russians.
Recently, in Western countries, as well as in Kiev, there have been statements about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, called this information an empty and baseless escalation of tension. He stressed that Russia poses no threat to anyone. At the same time, Peskov did not rule out the possibility of provocations to justify such statements and warned that attempts to use force to resolve the crisis in southeastern Ukraine would have the most serious consequences. .