MOSCOW, September 24. /TASS/. Chairman of the Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev and several other Russian senators have been denied US visas and won’t be able to attend the annual session of the UN General Assembly, the legislator told TASS on Tuesday.
"In violation of its commitments to international community, the US side failed to issue visas for some members of the official delegation, including me, and a group of persons accompanying them, who were planning to fly today to New York to take part in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. This is an outrageous act that can be neither explained nor justified," Kosachev said.
According to Kosachev, a total of 10 members of the Russian delegation have been denied visas. The documents are at the US Embassy now and the visas had not been issued by the senators’ scheduled departure.
This week, the members of Russia’s upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, were expected to take part in the annual session of the UN General Assembly due on September 24-30.