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Russian Federation protests against removal of flags from diplomatic properties in US

Russian Federation protests against removal of flags from diplomatic properties in US

"Yesterday, we learnt about a new. hostile act of the USA authorities against our diplomatic missions", Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Thursday, warning that Moscow would retaliate.

In July, Moscow wanted 455 to reduce number of diplomatic and technical personnel working in Russian Federation to United States after tension of relations between two countries, 60 per cent.

"Russia sent a protest note to the American side with respect to the removal of Russian flags from the diplomatic properties in San Francisco, which are now under the control of the USA authorities", the statement said.

Zakharova compared the actions of the American authorities committed at closed diplomatic facilities with occupation.

"The Russian side will decide on retaliatory measures", Ms Zakharova said.




On September 2, the U.S. authorities shut down the Russian trade mission in Washington, DC and its branch in New York City. "In addition to the blatant attack on the flags, the Americans do not hide the fact that they have also rummaged through the documents in the office of the Consulate General in San Francisco, even though consular archives shall be considered inviolable in accordance with the bilateral Consular Convention". During the recent months, Russian representatives have been denied access to five objects of the Russian diplomatic property in the United States.

Earlier, Russia's envoy to Washington, Mr Anatoly Antonov, said he had sent a "decisive protest" to the U.S. over the removed flags.

She said that agents of USA special services removed Russian flags from the Russian trade mission in Washington and the Consulate General in San Francisco, which were seized by the US authorities in September in a series of tit-for-tat actions that form part of the spat between the two countries. Russian Federation demanded the flags be returned in place immediately.

The state-run TASS news agency quoted an unnamed State Department official as saying that the flags were removed with due respect to state symbols and are safely stored inside each of the seized buildings.


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