Russia consulate, and two departments close from US

Russia consulate, and two departments close from US

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Russia must be consulate in the U.s. city of San Francisco to close. Also two Russian departments in Washington and New York have to close.

That has the American ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday. The United States respond to the recent Russian sanctions against American diplomats.

The Kremlin gave the US in July to command the American diplomatic staff in Russia, to shrink, to 455 people. The measure came shortly after the U.S. new sanctions against Russia was announced.

A spokeswoman of the American ministry of Foreign Affairs called the Russian measure Thursday, unjustified and bad for the relationship between the countries. “In the spirit of reciprocity, where the Russians made an appeal to them, we want the Russian government to its consulate in San Francisco closes.”

Also other Russian sites are required for 2 september, the doors close, thus the zegsvrouw.


The Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov regrets the decision of the united states. He has his American ambtsgenoot Rex Tillerson already spoken by telephone.

“We will use the new measures to study, after which an appropriate response is,” let Lavrovs ministry in a statement know.

The U.s. Senate voted in late July unanimously to impose new sanctions on Russia, despite the fact that Trump oppose had. The sanctions focus on the Russian energy sector and the financing of projects in Russia.

The Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev condemned the sanctions strictly and called it a “global trade war”.


The relationship between the countries is already under pressure because of the alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election. The previous American president, Barack Obama, left at the end of last year, 35 Russian diplomats the U.S. off.

Putin struck not back immediately with countermeasures. He stated first want to look at how the successor of Obama, president Trump, would approach towards Moscow.

See also:
Trump draws new sanctions against Russia for interference in the elections

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