Parking for employees of American consulates removed. This was reported RIA Novosti the representative of the state Department on Thursday, September 14.
“We can confirm that the Parking spaces that used to be reserved for the staff of the consulates of the United States, has recently been removed,” said the source. According to him, this issue was planned to raise in the foreign Ministry.
The head of the press service of the Embassy of the United States Mary Olson stated that on the issue of “actions of the Russian side for comment should refer to the Russian officials”.
The Agency notes that earlier in Yekaterinburg on the initiative of the traffic police removed the signs, allowing American and British diplomats to leave cars on the roadside. In St. Petersburg instead of illegal Parking at the US Consulate appeared crosswalk and the possibility of reversal, and in Vladivostok in front of the American Consulate General removed the concrete blocks.
On 11 September, the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to diplomatic sources reported that Russia may deprive employees of diplomatic missions of the USA the possibility to use the allocated Parking lots around the diplomatic missions. It was also noted that there is the option of limiting the number of entry points into the country for U.S. diplomats.
Russia September 2, at the request of the American side has closed the Consulate General in San Francisco, in the building were searched. According to the US, such demands were a response to Moscow’s proposal to reduce to 455 the number of personnel working in U.S. diplomatic missions in the Russian Federation. Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry responded thus to the adoption by the Senate of the Congress of a bill that toughens sanctions against Russia.