The state Department confirmed the withdrawal of the Russian flag with the Russian Consulate in San Francisco

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

The U.S. state Department confirmed TASS that the Russian flag 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.

Earlier 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.