The Russian foreign Ministry called deliberate provocation by the U.S. Embassy’s charges that American diplomats ahead of time blocked access to the country in Moscow. On Monday, 31 July, RIA Novosti said a source in the foreign Ministry.
“Perceived as a deliberate provocation by the U.S. Embassy charges that he allegedly prematurely blocked access to the country”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
The Ministry explained that the country “is in the conservation area in the Silver forest, where trucks are not allowed”. “The Americans did not bother to inform the Department of environmental protection, where every two years updated the badge on your cars that are going to send three big truck”, — noted in Department.
He added that “when the Russian foreign Ministry on 31 July to be urgently resolved the issue and employees of the Park guard like located at the entrance to the reserve transmission to give the Embassy staff travel permits, those on received them the team turned around and left.”
“As far as we know, they are going back on Tuesday morning, but American diplomats continue to tell the media that they seemed to be hurt,” said the Ministry.
Earlier, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy Maria Olson said that the Embassy staff are not allowed in the building of the Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor for the past two days. “The access is closed yesterday and today, she said. — We can’t get to the cottage to pick up the remaining things.”
Friday, July 28, the foreign Ministry announced that access to the cottage of the U.S. Embassy in Serebryany Bor and the warehouse on a Traffic street should be suspended from 1 August.
At the end of last week the Congress approved a package of new sanctions affecting in particular the interests of Russian companies in the oil and gas industry. The President of the United States Donald trump is not yet signed the bill, but intends to do so in the near future, said Deputy Chairman Mike Pence. In response Russia has decided to close the us Embassy staff access to the cottage in Serebryany Bor and warehouses in the South of Moscow, and demanded to reduce the 755 people involved in the work of the Embassy.