The US envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has told reporters that US officials have no plans hold formal or informal bilateral meetings with Russian officials during the upcoming gathering of world leaders at United Nations in New York.
- The UN summit will take place September 18-23 with a key leaders' meeting of the UN Security Council on "the situation in Ukraine" scheduled to take place on Sept 22.
- The US State Department has granted visas for the Russian delegation, led by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, but only supplied half the number of visas requested by Moscow.
- Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharov said Lavrov, "will address a session of the UN General Assembly and is also planning to hold around 20 bilateral meetings on its sidelines."
- Thomas-Greenfield confirmed that President Joe Biden will address UN General Assembly on Wednesday Sept 21.