The state Department explained the reason for the invasion of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco
WASHINGTON, October 3 — RIA Novosti. Employees of the U.S. state Department entered the building of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco, because the time allotted for living there are Russians, has ended, said the official representative of the Ministry Heather Nauert.
Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry posted a statement, which noted that “completely captured all the premises of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco.”
“October first was the day which we kindly provided the Russian government, because we know that some of these buildings (Consulate — ed.) families. Some people lived in these areas at the office. When we found out, we offered extra time, so they gathered their things and left. So we allowed them to live in these apartments until October 1, and their time is up. Here’s what happened,” said Nauert at the briefing.
However, she stressed that “no locks are not broken” and the FBI in the event did not participate.
On Monday, the foreign Ministry reported another illegal invasion of the territory of the Consulate in San Francisco. The Ministry expressed strong protest in connection with the actions of the US and called the capture of the Russian departmenet a flagrant violation of international law.