The Russian answer mirror on the restriction of access of diplomats to the polls

The American Embassy in Moscow had sent a note of protest from the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the fact that in the United States during the election, some Russian diplomats were denied access to the polls, write “Izvestia”. It is noted, however, that the statement of the Moscow Embassy was called unreasonable.


However, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said that the United States repeatedly tried to put pressure on our diplomats, trying to intimidate them.


So, the FBI in Texas for a few days before the election, blocked the car of an employee of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation, without releasing it to the polling station. Also the US state Department, according to the Russian foreign Ministry even recommended the Russian representatives “to come independently to the polling stations”.


“There are other examples of attempts to intimidate our diplomats, who are in full compliance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention perform the functions of diplomatic agents and try to get better acquainted with the internal political conditions of stay. We are your conclusions from this did,” Ryabkov said.


In addition, the diplomat noted that the Russian authorities intend to take measures SLR.

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