The Russian foreign Ministry said that the U.S. Embassy refused to arrange the visa interview for athletes who have to travel to the United States at the world Cup
The Russian foreign Ministry accused the U.S. of trying to avoid Russian fighters to participate in the world Cup, saying that the U.S. is not suitable for holding international competitions.
The Ministry said that the U.S. Embassy in Moscow refused to organize a visa interview for members of the Russian team before the competition in wrestling, which begin April 5 in Iowa city, Iowa.
“It’s about direct and overt discrimination command of one of the participating countries”, – said the representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. In her words, “conduct on American soil, international competition is clearly no longer possible” because “there are not playing fair”.
In the world Cup of freestyle wrestling take part eight teams. This is the first major competitions of the world level this season.