Zakharova: The US illegally “took over” the Russian consulate in Seattle

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MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova explained that the US officials’ illegal entry into the Russian consulate in Seattle after breaking down the front door was a “takeover,” speaking at a weekly briefing in Moscow on Thursday.

“It is exactly the takeover. It is the Russian property. [Russia] had paid for it before,” said Zakharova.

Calling the situation “absolutely outrageous, disgraceful and unprecedented,” the spokesperson noted that presently the US authorities have already “captured the six Russian diplomatic facilities,” including the ones at Washington, New York and San-Francisco.

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She asked the USA to return “all the six facilities owned by Russia which were taken over in the USA.”

There has thus far been no response from the US side.

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