USA tore a Russian flag from the closed diobjects in San Francisco

USA tore a Russian flag from the closed diobjects in San Francisco

WASHINGTON, 11 Dec — RIA Novosti. US officials tore down the flags from the closed consular of Russia in San Francisco, the Russian diplomats said the protest, said in a statement the Russian Embassy in Washington.

“The American side sent a strong protest in connection with the fact that the objects of our diplomatic property in San Francisco under the control of U.S. authorities disrupted the Russian flag. See this as an extremely unfriendly step. Demand the immediate return of Russian state symbols in place and to prevent the incident in future,” reads the statement of the Embassy.

In early September this year, the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, and a sales office in Washington and offices of trade mission of new York was transferred to the U.S. side at the request of the state Department. The state Department previously demanded to close the Russian Consulate in San Francisco, building of the trade mission in Washington and rent, trade mission in new York until 2 September, citing the response to the Russian proposal to reduce the number of employees of the US diplomatic mission in Russia. Russia has described the actions of the hostile step.