Undersecretary of State, Defendant Russian blacklist Victoria Nuland will be able to obtain permission to enter the Russian Federation in exchange for issuing visas to Russian diplomats who have previously been denied it. This is data from the daily Kommersant.
At the same time, Russia is ready to issue a visa to a US diplomat in the near future. The Kremlin curator of the countries of the former USSR Dmitry Kozak can accept him in October.
Moscow therefore demands that Washington issue a visa to Konstantin Vorontsov, a specialist in the Russian Foreign Ministry's Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department. Since the fall of 2019, he has not been able to obtain approval to enter the United States.
Russian media have previously learned that Washington and Moscow are considering visiting Victoria Nuland. It was then speculated that she could visit Russia in November. During Barack Obama's presidency, she repeatedly held talks on Ukraine with the then aide to Russian President Vladislav Surkov as Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs.
In September 2020, the United States refused to issue visas to 13 Russian diplomats and members of parliament. They were to accompany Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on his way to New York for a week of high-level sessions of the UN General Assembly. In addition, eight members of the Russian delegation, who were to take part in the work of the First Committee, were refused authorization. Washington also refused to issue visas to representatives of the Department of Defense and Roscosmos.