The state Department has promised to return Russia removed from the Consulate General flag
The US state Department has promised to return the Russian Embassy flag from the Consul-General’s residence in Seattle. The decision on his removal made in connection with the fact that the Embassy lost their status, said the representative of the TASS Agency Tuesday, may 1.
“In accordance with the Vienna Convention on consular relations, the United States has withdrawn its consent to the establishment and operation of consular offices of Russia in Seattle April 1, 2018. Because the residence of the Consul General no longer have the status of residence of the head of the consular post, it would be inappropriate to leave it hover there a Russian flag,” — said in the state Department.
The representative office said that on Saturday evening, April 28, the flag that was left at the flagpole of the Russian officials, with respect later.
Earlier on Monday, media reports drew attention to the fact that the flagpole on the Embassy building were empty. The Embassy of Russia actions of the American authorities called it unacceptable and demanded the return of a state symbol in place as the residence of the Consul General is the property of the Russian Federation and inviolable.
On March 26 the U.S. government in response to “the case Skrypalia” declared persona non grata 60 representatives of Russia and closed the Russian Consulate General in Seattle and ordered the Consul to leave the country until April 25. Russian diplomats are also sent to 27 European countries. Moscow took the mirror measures.