Antonov accused the State Department of distorting facts on the departure of diplomats from the United States

Earlier Antonov said that & nbsp; at the & nbsp; requirement of the State Department, 27 Russian diplomatic workers, whose period of stay will be limited by the US State Department, will have to leave January 30 & nbsp; 2022. State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter made the & nbsp; statement that & nbsp; Washington, by limiting the tenure of Russian diplomats to three years, is striving for & nbsp; & nbsp; “ greater parity. '' She referred to & nbsp; the fact that & nbsp; was allegedly set by the & nbsp; Russian Foreign Ministry.

The State Department is cunning once again. The American side is trying to mislead the local and world community by deliberately distorting the facts. We are credited with something that has nothing to do with reality. The situation is exactly the opposite. Anatoly Antonov

According to & nbsp; he said, it was the State Department in & nbsp; December 2020, in & nbsp; unilaterally set a three-year limit on long-term business trips for embassy employees in & nbsp; Washington and & nbsp; Consulates General of Russia in & nbsp; New York; Houston.

Russia demanded compensation from the United States for simple diplomatic property

“ In & nbsp; in relation to other diplomatic missions, there is a five-year period of stay in the & nbsp; USA. The statement that & nbsp; the departure of 55 Russian diplomats cannot be regarded as expulsion also does not stand up to criticism. It was clearly indicated to us that & nbsp; in the & nbsp; case of refusal to comply with this requirement, the Russians would be deprived of immunity and & nbsp; other diplomatic privileges. Thus, we are talking about & nbsp; actual expulsion & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said the ambassador.

Antonov also accused the United States of & nbsp; attempts to violate Russia's sovereign right to exercise, at its own discretion, personnel appointments in & nbsp; its diplomatic missions.

As the ambassador emphasized, Moscow stands for & nbsp; honest and & nbsp ; respectful dialogue on & nbsp; all visa “ irritants ''.

“ We are confident that & nbsp; with & nbsp; and & nbsp; all problems can be solved quickly enough. The Russian side is in favor of & nbsp; zeroing on the & nbsp; mutual basis of all restrictions of recent years & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Antonov said, once again calling on Washington to return to & nbsp; international obligations in & nbsp; respect to diplomatic property and & nbsp; normal practice of the functioning of diplomatic missions.