Russia to the United States has serious questions regarding the situation with the removal of the Russian flag from the residence of the Consul General in Seattle. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
She said that Russia is forced to protest again that the US authorities illegally removed the flag from the property that belongs to Russia. She recalled that six months ago this happened in Washington and San Francisco, where the buildings of the Russian trade mission and the consulate general were seized.
"The most serious issues are the loss of immunity of facilities, many decades used for diplomatic and consular purposes", – Zakharova emphasized.
According to TASS, a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that these buildings remain Russian property, and Russia as the owner "There was no consent to invade the buildings belonging to her and remove the flags from them.".
Earlier, the US sent 60 Russian diplomats suspected of espionage, and demanded to close the consulate general in Seattle and release the building of the residence. This was done after poisoning in Salisbury Sergey Skripal and his daughter. Our diplomats left the diplomatic representation proudly – with Russian flags and a song "Slav’s farewell".