Moscow considers unacceptable the situation with the restriction of access of Russian diplomats to the polls of the USA, said “RIA Novosti” Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov. According to him, the Russian authorities intend to take measures SLR.
“We are your conclusions from this and made a few days ago warned by the official, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow that the American side should not count on the possibility of the presence of the diplomats of the missions of the United States — embassies and General consulates accredited in Russia, elections that will be held in Russia,” — said Ryabkov.
On the eve of the pressure on the Russian diplomats in the United States, particularly in Houston, the feds said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“The case mentioned by the official representative of the foreign Ministry, not only in this series. There are other examples of attempts to intimidate our diplomats, who are in full compliance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention perform the functions of diplomatic agents and try to get better acquainted with the internal political conditions of stay”, — said Ryabkov.
According to him, in Houston, in addition to the described Zakharova episode, there were another similar case, which suggests that the “representatives of power structures of the US administration not shun any methods in order to cut off the Russian representatives the opportunity to assess conditions for the elections”.
On the question of what kind of warning was passed to the American side, Ryabkov said that it “was officially handed over in the form of a document, in the form of a diplomatic note”.