Moscow has many options in response to the closure of Washington Russian Consulate in San Francisco and a number of other objects of departmenti. About it in interview to the newspaper “Izvestia”, said the former Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.
“We will determine our steps and will take some retaliatory action, the more options for this lot,” — said the diplomat. He noted that the actions of the White house became “not so much a blow to our diplomatic institutions, as the interests of Russian citizens”.
According to Kislyak, the United States was overextended in electrified state and will remain in that position for a long time. “They naprinimali as formal solutions to overcome them even in good conditions will be very difficult”, — said the Ambassador.
August 31, the US authorities demanded 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. As explained in the White house, these actions were a response to the reduction of the U.S. diplomatic presence in Russia.
On Saturday evening, September 2, in the buildings of Russian diplomatic missions, the representatives of the American authorities began actions that the Russian side regarded as a search.