Russian flag removed from the trade mission of the Russian Federation in Washington

After the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco, the Russian flag was also removed from the building of Russia’s trade mission in Washington reported in his Twitter the Russian Embassy in the United States.

“The Russian flag today broke with the previously captured the building of the trade mission in Washington. Required to stop provocative anti-Russian actions”, — is told in the message.

Earlier, the U.S. state Department confirmed that the flags of Russia in its Consulate in San Francisco took representatives of the American authorities. “Flags of the former Russian consular property in San Francisco was launched with the demonstration of proper respect and safely stored in each building,” he said.

On Wednesday, the Russian Embassy in Washington announced that the us government tore down the flags from the closed consular of Russia in San Francisco. The American side was sent strong protest. “See this as an extremely unfriendly step. Demand the immediate return of Russian state symbols in place and to prevent the incident in future,” — added in the Embassy.

August 31, the US authorities have demanded from Russia to close until 2 September, the General Consulate in San Francisco to stop using the buildings of the trade mission in Washington and new York. These actions, as explained in the White house, were a response to the reduction of the U.S. deprecative in Russia.