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17 July, Tuesday

Russian flags removed from Russian trade mission in Washington


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Russian flags have been removed from Russia’s trade mission in Washington, Nikolai Lakhonin, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in the United States, told TASS on Wednesday.
"I confirm this information," he said when asked to comment on the situation around removal of Russian national symbols from the seized diplomatic facilities.
Russia’s embassy in the United States said earlier it had lodged a protest to the US side over removal of flags from the seized Russian diplomatic facilities in San Francisco and demanded the flags be immediately placed back.
Later on, a State Department official told TASS that Russian flags were removed from the Russian consulate general in San Francisco by US authorities and it was done with due respect to the Russian national symbols. ""The flags at the former Russian consular properties in San Francisco were respectfully lowered and are safely stored within each of the buildings," he said obviously referring to the consulate general and the consul’s residence in San Francisco.



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