The US government said that closing the Consulate General of the Russian Federation the oldest in the country


USA when deciding about the next steps against Russia took into account that closing the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco, the oldest in the country, said a senior representative of the US administration.

“It is the oldest and most famous Consulate,” he said. “We weighed the different criteria and different reasons” , — said the representative of the administration.

Earlier, Russia in response to the closure of its diplomatic facilities in the United States and the expulsion of the diplomats suggested the United States reduce the number of diplomatic missions in Russia up to 455 people, bringing them to equal the number of Russian personnel in the United States. On Thursday, the US demanded before September 2, to close the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco and two consular facility in Washington and new York.