The U.S. denied visas to members of the Russian delegation to the United Nations General Assembly.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is set to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York to discuss the matter.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, meanwhile, said the U.S. move justifies a tough response from Moscow and the United Nations, the news service noted.
Konstantin Kosachyov, who leads the International Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia’s Parliament, called the action “outrageous,” adding that “there is no explanation or justification” for it.
Credit to Russian MFA