Kislyak: removal of flags from departmenti Russia to the United States became “black day” in relations between countries


MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. The US actions against the Russian diplomatic missions, in particular the removal of Russian flags from the objects of departmenti Russia to the United States, became a black day for the two countries, however, the relationship does not end there. This statement was made by a member of the Federation Council, former Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, in an interview to the program “Vesti on Saturday” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

“I think that our relationship will not end there. There are many things about which we must speak, and we will say, but, of course, we’ll never forget. It will remain in our relationship as a black day from the point of view of what the Americans are doing in relation to Russia,” he said.

According to Kislyak, the policy of the American authorities – “arrogantnoe continued the same policy that was before this administration, but even more strengthened”.

October 11, U.S. authorities have removed the Russian flags on buildings of the Consulate General in San Francisco and sales offices in Washington. As reported by the Russian Embassy in the United States, the American side was expressed a strong protest, Moscow demanded the immediate return of the flags in place. On 12 October the Duma Council because of the situation, decided to postpone the visit of the delegation of deputies in the United States, reported to the office of the lower house. Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has charged to work a question on possible reaction chamber for removal of Russian flags from the buildings of the Russian departmenti.

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