30 April / 2018

The state flag of the Russian Federation was removed from the building of the Russian consulate in Seattle by American officials

Today, under the cover of night the state flag of the Russian Federation was removed from the building of the Russian consulate in Seattle by American officials. These illegal actions can not be regarded otherwise but unacceptable treatment to the Russian national symbol and yet another example of the blatant violation of norms of the international law by the official Washington. We would like to remind the U.S. authorities that the residence of the Consul General in Seattle is the property of the Russian Federation and it is inviolable. In this regard we insist on returning our state flag immediately to its legitimate place - the flag pole over the residence building. We demand all the illegally seized Russian diplomatic property in the city of Washington, San Francisco, Seattle, in the states of Maryland and New York to be returned to the Russian Federation.