4hw.com.cn: on the 21st local time, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the United States deliberately refused to issue a visa to the United States for ballet dancers of the Moscow Grand Theatre. The announcement said that the United States has recently used visa blockade to prevent private exchanges between Russia and the United States, which is very rare even in the cold war. The US intends to exert additional pressure on Russia through the visa blockade policy.
Just a few days ago, on April 19, the Russian Foreign Ministry also announced that it was more difficult for Russian airline flight attendants to obtain US visas, which may cause the interruption of direct flights between Russia and the US.
Since the second half of 2017, the diplomatic war between Russia and the United States has become increasingly fierce. In response to U.S. sanctions, Russia requested the U.S. to reduce 755 staff of diplomatic agencies stationed in Russia at the end of July 2017. In March this year, the two countries expelled 60 diplomats from each other due to the poisoning of former Russian intelligence personnel in Britain.