The Ministry of foreign Affairs is mandated to preserve
Russia refuses to sell departmenet in the United States and will defend it in court.
The government will hire a “reputable American law firm” for filing a lawsuit against the leadership of the United States, according to a September 2, was closed by the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco and two trade missions. This was announced yesterday, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. At the same time Moscow does not intend to sell the building to which access remains blocked, although, as it became known “Kommersant”, the head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov repeatedly called behind closed doors his American colleague Rex Tillerson. Meanwhile, diplomats of the Russian Federation was presented a new, rather surprising claim: us officials accused them of violation of environmental norms.
From diplomacy to the environment
The conflict around departmenti Russia to the United States, access to which was blocked by an earlier decision of the us authorities, yesterday received the development. As told the TV channel CBS, Department of air quality control one of the districts of San Francisco sent to employees of the closed Russian Consulate in this city notice of violation of environmental legislation. The reason was the black smoke, which rose on September 1 from the pipes located in the building of the fireplace. The Consulate even called the fire Department, but inside they were not allowed.
The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova then reassured: “Produced measures of conservation of the building.” However, local officials such an explanation did not convince — they think diplomats get rid of the “garbage or prohibited materials for burning”. The investigation will last “several weeks to months,” then will be determined by the amount of the fine.
Yesterday, Maria Zakharova called the claims “a continuation of the anti-performance”.
The next performance takes place under the name “the Russians have poisoned the San Francisco Bay area”. Why? Including to justify the barbaric actions of the American special services in territory of the Russian Consulate.Maria Saharanafrican the representative of the MFA of Russia
Recall that on 2 September, the staff of the US state Department made a survey of the three objects, which the day before demanded from the Russian government, the Consulate General in San Francisco trade mission in Washington and its offices in new York. The American side announced that it was about inspections in order to ensure the safety and protection of these buildings, as well as evidence that the Russians vacate the premises. The Russian foreign Ministry meanwhile called the incident a “raider seizure of property of the Russian depodesta” violating international law.
Moscow court deals blow
Hopes that Russia and the United States will still be able to find the way out of the crisis, are associated with the format of meetings between Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and his American colleague Thomas Shannon. The last round was held in Helsinki on September 11-12. Commenting on the results, Mr. Ryabkov made it clear that on some issues, “there are opportunities for practical movement forward,” but the theme departmentu is not concerned. “Prospects of resolving the issue of returning the diplomatic facilities I do not see”, — he said.
As it became known “Kommersant”, the Americans offered the Russian side, one option is to put a locked departmenet for sale.
This, according to sources, “b”, behind closed doors, several times urged the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
Three arrested September 2 buildings, two in San Francisco and Washington — bought by Russia and another to the office of the trade mission in new York — is in rent. In addition, Russia owns two diplomatic garden in new York and Maryland, access to which was closed on 20 December last year, under President Barack Obama.