Russian diplomatic staff in Washington left two buildings that it previously sought to close the U.S. side, as well as the Consulate in San Francisco. It has been officially confirmed in the U.S. state Department. It is reported Bi-bi-si.
Employees of the Russian trade mission in this city left the building on Connecticut Avenue at 14:00 local time (21:00 Moscow time), after which there came in about two dozen police officers.
Russian diplomats in the United States called the actions of the US authorities searched, but the American side did not confirm the search. In the U.S. state Department assured that the buildings held a crawl and on.
The state Department also insists, that all actions on the territory of the Russian diplomatic property carried out in compliance with the Vienna Convention and bilateral agreements, and the FBI, contrary to the statements of the Russian side, these actions did not participate.
31 August 2017, the US state Department has demanded from Russia to close its Consulate General in San Francisco, Chancery division in Washington, D.C., and consular division in new York. These measures taken in response to the limitation of the number of employees of the us diplomatic mission in Russia.