Russia is exploring options of response to the closure of the honorary consulates in the USA

Russia is exploring options of response to the closure of the honorary consulates in the USA


Washington previously has revoked the accreditation of five honorary consuls of the Russian Federation in the USA — in California, Utah, Minnesota, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Status retained only the honorary Consul of Russia in Colorado.

WASHINGTON, 22 Jan –. Russia has received official notification of the US authorities about the closure of five of the six honorary consulates in the U.S., currently the Russian Federation is considering options a practical response to these actions, said the spokesman of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington Yury Melnik.

“We have received from the American side the official notification that closed five of the six honorary consulates (or rather, five of the six honorary consuls were deprived of their status)… We are now looking, what can I do now in terms of practical response,” he said.

However, Miller did not specify what actions might follow from the Russian side. He also added that the status retained the honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in the state of Colorado.