Washington does not consider it necessary to restrict the visas of all Russians as punishment for Russia’s actions in Ukraine. This was stated by the coordinator of strategic communications in the National Security Council of the White House, John Kirby, in an interview with the Russian TV station Dozhd.
We have imposed visa restrictions on individual Russians. We believe this is a tool to help hold regime supporters accountable. But we do not consider that holding all Russians accountable is a productive measure. We believe that there is no need to go to war with the entire Russian people. The Russian people should not be blamed here,” he said.