The US desecrated the Russian flag in San Francisco, Washington – Russian spokeswoman

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October 12, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that US authorities desecrated the Russian flag from the San Francisco Consulate General and the trade mission in Washington. 

“We view this as a desecration of Russia’s state symbol. We have already voiced a strong protest to the United States,” Zakharova stressed.

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“Certainly, Russia gave no permission to take down the flags,” she said, explained that this was “a hostile act of the US.”

“This was done by the people, who earlier intruded Russia’s territory, broke open the gates, the entry doors and since then have been bossing around there already not as raiders but as occupants,” the diplomat said.

“Besides the apparent encroachment on the flags, the Americans make no secret of the fact that they also rummaged through the papers left in the Consulate General,” the diplomat said. “And that’s despite the fact that the consular archives enjoy immunity under the bilateral Consular Convention. They enjoy immunity always and everywhere even after the consulate halts its activity,” she said.

On the 3rd of September, the Trump administration ordered the closure of Russia’s trade mission in Washington and its branch in New York and aforced the vacating of Russia’s consulate-general in San Francisco.

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