The foreign Ministry has called the occupation of the appearance of agents of the United States at the Consulate
Deputy Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme court will be filed “soon”. Contact the court instructed the foreign Ministry Putin called the actions of the US authorities rudeness.
The conduct of US intelligence agencies raided the premises of a closed Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco is nothing like occupation, said Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
We insist on that being without the consent of the rightful owner in these areas and this territory is occupation. This term refers not only to some major events, conflicts, military actions, this term is quite applicable to what the Americans did, we will insist on this, the Americans this is also stated.Sergey Raskolnista of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Russian Consulate General in San Francisco was closed on 1 September 2017 at the request of the U.S. Department of state, at the same time with the buildings of the trade missions in Washington and new York. The requirement to close these facilities, the U.S. government called a response to the downsizing of his diplomatic mission in Moscow, made at the request of the Russian authorities. Left Russian diplomats premises were searched.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin recognized that the requirement of the US authorities was competent, but noted that they were Americans “in a boorish manner,” violating the property rights of Russia.