WASHINGTON, October 12. /Offset. TASS Boris Makarov/. Russian flag removed from the Russian trade mission in Washington. This information was confirmed on Wednesday to the correspondent of TASS reported the press Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the United States Nikolai Lahonin.
“I confirm this information,” he said when asked to comment on the situation with the withdrawal of Russian symbolism on the lock diobject, including the trade representation in Washington.
State Department told TASS also confirmed this information, adding that the flag was put in storage in the building.
“Flag over the former Russian property in Washington, D.C., has also been launched and is safely stored in the building”, – said the employee of foreign policy Department of the USA. He also recalled that “the property [of Russia] in new York was an office in a commercial building and the flag wasn’t there.”
Earlier, the Russian Embassy reported that the United States sent a strong protest in connection with the fact that the flags were removed from the blocked diplomatic facilities in San Francisco.
Later, the state Department said that the procedure for the removal of flags from the building of Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco while demonstrating a proper respect for state symbols of the Russian Federation.