This was announced by the Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Senior Official in APEC Marat Berdyev.

The reason for such actions, according to him, in the United States called the sanctions imposed on the Russian leader.

At the same time, the ambassador noted that Moscow sent a request to the United States urging it to fulfill its duties as an APEC chair and send an invitation to Putin.

"I, as a senior official of the Russian Federation,... once again sent a request with a call to send an invitation to the Russian leader, "RIA Novosti quoted Berdyev as saying.

Earlier, Berdyev said that Moscow would take into account the behavior of the United States when planning a new APEC summit.

It was also reported that the Danish authorities did not allow the deputy head of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Oleg Salagay, to visit the WHO meeting.