US denied Russians visas to travel to APEC meeting -Russian ambassador

(Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to the United States said on Monday the U.S. denied entry visas to some Russian officials who planned to travel to Seattle for a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

“Entry visas for officials from several ministries and government bodies were not issued,” Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador, said.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Chris Reese)