Russia Denies Visas to Two US Senators, Amid G-7 Tensions

Posted on August 27, 2019 2:47 pm

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Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said Russia refused to grant them visas for a visit to Moscow next week, amid disagreement within Washington and among U.S. allies over whether the country should be readmitted to the Group of Seven.

Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said on Tuesday that Russia denied him a visa. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, said on Monday that his visa request had been denied, which he called “a petty affront.”

FILE – US Senator Ron Johnson listens Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Feb. 18, 2018.

President Donald Trump said last week it would be appropriate to