Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov hold Washington responsible for the deterioration of relations between the two countries and demanded an end to the systematic capture of Russian diplomatic property. Previously closed consular facilities in Russia, the United States was torn flags.
Russia’s Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov called on the us authorities to stop the systematic capture of Russian diplomatic property in the United States, he told about it on air of TV channel «Russia 24».
«The responsibility for violation of norms of inter-state relations rests solely with the official Washington. We demand to immediately cease the systematic seizure of our property in the United States, accompanied by offensive action, to return the flags on the buildings belonging to Russia, and to prevent similar future», — quotes the diplomat gazetasi.
Earlier, the Russian Embassy in Washington said about the closed consular facilities in San Francisco and with the trade mission in Washington was disrupted the Russian flag. The U.S. state Department, in turn, said that the attributes «was respectfully lowered and securely stored in each of the buildings».
In September, the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, and torgpredstavitelstvo in Washington and new York was transferred to the U.S. side at the request of the state Department. Washington demanded to close down the facilities, citing the response to the Russian proposal to reduce the number of employees of the US diplomatic mission in Russia.
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