The conversation with Washington on the issue of visas should be conducted only on an equal basis, said Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov. RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, it will not be possible to solve the problem through the demands put forward by Washington. “I know that Russian journalists are experiencing serious difficulties, in particular in the visa issue. This is one of the problems on which you need to sit down and talk in detail, “Antonov said.
The ambassador added that Russia and the United States have “very serious problems.” “We are ready for a constructive conversation, for solving all problems,” he said.
Antonov flew to the United States after several months in Moscow amid deteriorating relations between the countries. The ambassador emphasized that he had a lot of work to do, but noted that he hoped for progress in building equal pragmatic relations with the American side.