The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova explained why on the Russian territory is not a fourth of the U.S. Consulate General.
“Now if you will tell what for many years was broken parity, and now is the time to raze it to stop the hostile actions of the Russian Federation — it’s a total bluff, it is designed for those who do not know the essence of the issue,” the diplomat said in the program “Sunday night with Vladimir Solovyov” on TV channel “Russia-1”.
According to Zakharova, many years ago Russia has offered the U.S. access to its territory for the fourth Consulate General. “They didn’t. All questions to him. Therefore, speculation on this theme also will not work” , — said the representative of the foreign Ministry.
Imbalance, as the diplomat said, was formed ” not by the desire of the Russian side.” “After the collapse of the Soviet Union that the additional Consulate General, which provided parity between Russia and the United States, it remained on the territory of Ukraine” , — she explained.
Earlier in mass media appeared information about the fact that Americans can demand from the Russian Federation to close one of its General consulates in the USA. At the moment Russia in the United States four of the Consulate General in new York, San Francisco, Seattle and Houston, and the United States in the territory of the Russian Federation — three: Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok.