Zakharov told about the fake “begging for political asylum,” the Russian diplomats

Maria Zakharova

Currently spreading false information that the staff of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco allegedly asked for political asylum. Wrote about this on his page in Facebook the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“To divert attention from the lawlessness perpetrated by the American special services against Russian diplomats and departmenti launched fake that the staff of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco “has asked for political asylum”,” — said Zakharov, calling it “a classic information warfare”.

The official representative of the foreign Ministry reminded that in the US the FBI began to search the overseas missions of Russia. “In official accounts of the MFA of Russia in social networks will publish photos and videos about this triumph of democracy,” — said Zakharov.

Searches in the Russian trade mission in Washington started at 21:00 GMT. Trade representative Alexander Stadnik, said that he sees these actions as a hostile takeover and violation of international conventions. According to him, the staff did everything possible brought things to carry out its activities in the Russian Embassy.

August 31, the United States requested to close until September 2, the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco and to cease the use of the building trade delegation in Washington and new York. These actions, as explained in the White house, were a response to the reduction of the U.S. diplomatic presence in Russia.