MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. The delegation of the Russian Parliament is considering refusing to travel to the United States in connection with the removal of Russian flags on buildings of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and sales offices in Washington.
“I think the Duma to react should not. I think that must respond to the Executive power, the Ministry of foreign Affairs. But we consider as a measure of the possibility of cancellation in the United States. One of our delegations to cancel the trip,” – said on Thursday the Vice-speaker of the state Duma from “United Russia” Peter Tolstoy.
He did not disclose details, citing the fact that while this information is informal, the ability of such measures is still in the process of discussion.
August 2 us President Donald trump a law that increases sanctions against Russia. In response to this expulsion of diplomats from the United States in December 2016 Moscow has obliged Washington to reduce the size of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia up to 455 people. In September in the U.S. these restrictions have reacted to the closure of the three embassies of the Russian Federation, including the Consulate General in San Francisco. In the premises of the objects of the Russian departmenti passed inspections and searches, and on 11 October the us government of the Russian flags on buildings of the Consulate General in San Francisco and sales offices in Washington. In this regard, the American side was expressed a strong protest.