The removal of flags with the Russian diplomatic missions in the United States is a hostile move and desecration of the state symbol of Russia. So the incident said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Russia has strongly protested to the United States in connection with the removal of Russian flags from diplomatic property in the United States. About it told the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reported.
«Yesterday it became known about new — I can officially say, hostile acts of the U.S. government against our diplomatic missions. With previously captured by us intelligence agents buildings of the trade mission of Russia in Washington and Consulate General in San Francisco was disrupted Russian flag,» — said Zakharov in the briefing.
She added that Moscow considers the incident «as a violation of the state symbol of Russia». «Already said the United States strong protest. Of course, no agreement on the lifting of flags, the Russian side didn’t,» she said.
Also, the diplomat said that Russia will respond to U.S. actions in respect of diplomatic property. «The Russian side will be determined to respond,» said she.
Before that, the Russian Embassy in Washington said that closed consular facilities in San Francisco and with the trade mission in Washington was disrupted the Russian flag. The US state Department announced that the attributes «was respectfully lowered and securely stored in each of the buildings».
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