washington - Russia must close its consulate in the US city of San Francisco. Also Russian dependances in Washington and New York should be closed, the US Department of Foreign Affairs announced.
The United States thus reacts to the latest Russian punishments against US diplomats. The Kremlin instructed the US in July to shrink the US diplomatic staff in Russia.
A spokeswoman from the US Department of Foreign Affairs called that Russian measure unjustified and bad for the relationship between the countries on Thursday. 'In the spirit of reciprocity that the Russians call on, we want the Russian government to close its consulate in San Francisco. '
Other Russian offices have to close the doors before September 2, according to the saying lady.