Lavrov announces surprise measures for U.S.

Lavrov announces surprise measures for U.S.

Russia is preparing its response to the U.S. failure to issue visas for some members of the Russian delegation to the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"There will be a [response]. <...> We will prepare some measures." the diplomat told Channel 1. "Don’t deprive us of a chance to make a surprise," Lavrov said in a statement, published on the Foreign Ministry’s website.

Earlier, ten members of the Russian delegation, including Chairman of the Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev, were not issued U.S. visas and won’t be able to take part in the UN General Assembly annual session in New York.