«A principled decision not to remove the flag». Consulate General of Russia in Seattle has stopped working

The Consulate General of Russia in Seattle (Washington) has stopped its work at the request of the American authorities. This was stated by Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov, said «Interfax».

According to him, the Consulate General stopped its activities on 30 March at 17.00 local time (3.00 CET). Russian Posol said that diplomats can stay in Seattle until 25 April, as they question the «reduction or removal» nobody put.

Antonov also spoke about «principled decision not to remove the flag from the Consul-General’s residence». He stressed that Russia «it leaves it to the conscience and decency of the American colleagues».

On March 26, the President of the United States Donald trump instructed to expel from the country 60 Russian diplomats and close to 2 April, the Consulate General of Russia in Seattle because of its proximity to the US naval base.

Therefore, the States expressed support for the UK in connection with the poisoning of the Salisbury ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The investigation revealed that during the attack was used that was developed in Russia, a nerve agent, Novichok.

In addition to the US, Russian diplomats have deported about 30 countries.

On March 29 Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov announced the expulsion of 60 American diplomats and the closure of the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg.

On 30 March the government declared persona non grata of diplomats and other 23 countries.




«A principled decision not to remove the flag». Consulate General of Russia in Seattle has stopped working 31.03.2018

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