Antonov: Russia will continue to seek the return of their departmenst in USA


MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. Russia will continue to fight for the return of its diplomatic property in the United States. This was stated on Thursday to journalists the Russian Ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov.

“The issue of departmenti is in a bad stage. We fought and continue to fight,” – said the diplomat.

According to him, “the Russian foreign Minister very strongly raises the question of the admission”. “I want to see if there are tables, chairs, chandeliers. But today I can’t even go,” said the head of the Russian diplomatic mission.

2 September 2017, the U.S. government closed the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco, a trade delegation in Washington and his office in new York. The first two objects owned by the state and Russia have diplomatic immunity, and the third Moscow rented. Russia regarded the seizure of departmenet as an openly hostile act and urged the U.S. to immediately return these objects. March 26, 2018 Washington announced the closure of the Seattle Consulate General of the Russian Federation (the leased premises), as well as the residence of the Consul General (departmenet RF).

September 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the foreign Ministry to appeal to the U.S. Supreme court regarding the withdrawal of Russian departmenti.

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