Black smoke from the building of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco has attracted the attention of journalists

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Over the building of the General Consulate of Russia in San Francisco is visible smoke, it arrived the fire, which was not allowed on the territory of the mission. On Friday, September 1, reports the Associated Press.

The reporters indicate that Consulate staff deliberately refused to allow firefighters inside, because the building of “something burning in the fireplace,” and the smoke coming from the chimney.

Earlier Friday, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the us intelligence agencies are going to conduct a search in the General Consulate of Russia in San Francisco. According to her, it is planned to make 2 Sep.

On the same day the Russian Embassy in the U.S. stated that he hoped for the normalization of bilateral relations even after the closure of the Consulate in San Francisco.

On August 31 it became known that the USA has demanded from Russia to close the Consulate General in San Francisco. Also need to stop working two consular facility in Washington and new York sales offices. The decision must be executed before September 2.

The White house said that the decision to take this measure took Donald trump. According to the representative of the presidential administration, this was done in response to the reduction of the U.S. deprecative in Russia. In this speech the downsizing of staff and the expulsion of Russian diplomats is not.