Suspension Announced But Not Confirmed
During a press conference today, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko stated that intercountry adoptions with the United States have been suspended until a bilateral agreement with the United States is signed.
At this time, the Ministry of Education (the ministry responsible for intercountry adoption) has not confirmed the suspension nor issued a statement.
U.S. Government Delegation
We can confirm that a delegation from the U.S. Department of State, lead by Ambassador Michael Kirby, will travel to Moscow and conduct meetings with Russian officials on April 20, 2010.
Joint Council is working to achieve a clear understanding of the situation and will publish appropriate and confirmed information as it is available.