Contents tagged with American diplomats

  • Lavrov: Kremlin will demand further reduction in number of US diplomats in Russia

    At a press conference in Amman, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced that Russian authorities are considering conditions for bringing the number of Russian diplomats in the United States and American diplomats in Russia to an equal number, Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

    "If they have taken parity as a criterion, we are now considering the conditions in which US overseas institutions in Russia and the Russian [institutions] in the United States work, and we will bring these …

  • Kremlin: It was US' decision to reduce their diplomatic mission in Russia

    Moscow did not require the U.S. to reduce the number of American diplomats in Russia. This decision was made by Washington,as stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in an interview with the television station Dozhd.

    According to Zakharova, Russia will not retaliate in response to the restrictions introduced by the U.S. embassy for obtaining visas, since in this case it would be tantamount to “genocide of ordinary people.”

    According to the …

  • Russian authorities do not allow American diplomats to remove their belongings from the property seized by Russia

    American diplomats in Russia could not get into the embassy house in the Serebryany Bor for two days, as stated by the US diplomatic mission, Interfax reports.

    “That's right, we were denied access, both yesterday and today,” said Maria Olson, the Press Secretary of the Embassy in response to the request to confirm the messages that US representatives cannot get into the building.

    She added that the diplomatic mission staff couldn’t get into the dacha to pick up their personal things left …