The foreign Ministry will invite Putin to close the Consulate General of USA in Saint-Petersburg

The Ministry of foreign Affairs (MFA) of Russia will offer to President Vladimir Putin to close the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg in response to the closure of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Seattle, said the newspaper «Izvestia» on March 29, citing sources in diplomatic circles.

«The correct thing would be to close the Consulate in St. Petersburg. Naturally, discusses options and Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok, but the St. Petersburg Consulate from the point of view of status for Americans is more important,» – said the source publication.

He added that the foreign Ministry will make suggestions, but the last word rests with Putin.

The press Secretary of the US Embassy in Moscow, Maria Olson told «Izvestia» that the American side reserves the right to respond to any Russia has undertaken measures.

4 March 2018 at the British Salisbury was hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Julia.

The investigation revealed that during the attack was used that was developed in Russia, a nerve agent, Novichok. Prime Minister Theresa may has demanded from the Kremlin to explain what had happened until the evening of March 13, otherwise London would take an incident of unlawful use of force by Russia against great Britain.

The UK position was supported by the government of France, USA, Germany, Australia and other countries.

Moscow has refused to answer the ultimatum of London, and demanded to give her samples of the substance that poisoned Skrobala.

March 14, the British authorities announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23, and the suspension of the planned bilateral contacts with Russia. March 17, Russia declared a persona non grata 23 British diplomats.

According to estimates by CNN on 28 March, Russian diplomats sent another 27 countries, including Ukraine.

The President of the United States Donald trump instructed to expel from the country 60 Russian diplomats and close the Consulate General of Russia in Seattle because of its proximity to the naval base of the United States.

NATO withdraws the accreditation of seven Russian representatives to the Alliance.




The foreign Ministry will invite Putin to close the Consulate General of USA in Saint-Petersburg 29.03.2018

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