In the Russian trade mission in Washington was searched
During the searches organized by Russian diplomats. In the representation described the situation raider seizure that violates international conventions.
WASHINGTON, Sep 2 — RIA Novosti. In the Russian trade mission in Washington, the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the event.
As the representative of the Embassy of Russia Nikolai Lahonin when searches are diplomats.
After the insistence of the Russian side, the Embassy staff was allowed to search.Nikolai Logoninteractive of the Russian Embassy
In the trade mission said they considered the searches raider seizure that violates international conventions. They also noted that it had taken all things necessary for the functioning of the Embassy.
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Earlier today, the foreign Ministry handed a protest note to the adviser-envoy of Embassy of the USA in Moscow over plans by the United States authorities to conduct a search in the Russian trade representation office in Washington. The foreign Ministry described the raids are unprecedented, aggressive action that the us intelligence services, planting incriminating items can be used for provocations.
The foreign Ministry also said that Moscow reserves the right to retaliate, and demanded an end to “flagrant violations of international law and to refrain from attacks on the immunity of diplomatic missions of Russia”.
The state Department previously demanded to close the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and two buildings of the trade mission in Washington and new York until 2 September, citing the response to Moscow’s proposal to reduce the number of employees of the US diplomatic mission in Russia. Russia has described the actions of the hostile step.
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