The Russian delegation cannot fully participate in the UN activity, since the United States refuses visas to its representatives. The issue of moving the UN headquarter from New York is being discussed, as the USA doesn’t fulfill its obligations. Alexey Drobinin, Director of the FM Foreign Policy Planning Department, stated this.
“This applies not only to Russia, but also to other countries that, for one reason or another, have become unwelcome to the US. And now the number of these countries is increasing and will continue to increase. Therefore, our American colleagues will have to decide what is more important to them,” the diplomat said.
And the first deputy head of the international committee of the Federation Council, Vladimir Dzhabarov, said that «the time has come to raise the issue of moving the UN headquarter from the United States to another country.» He noted that it could be a country with a neutral status, such as Austria or Switzerland.