During the briefing, Zakharova answered the question whether all the members of the Russian delegation, who are sent to New York for the week of the high-level session of the UN General Assembly, received US visas.

“No, not all,” Zakharova said.

She noted that Moscow expects Washington to fulfill its obligations as a host country for the UN to issue visas to all declared Russian participants.

Zakharova also said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken do not plan to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

On September 14, the 76th session of the UN General Assembly officially opened in New York, during which 83 heads of state are expected to attend.