Immigration lawyer: Staff from Russian San-Francisco consulate seeking asylum in US

The President of the law firm, American Corporate Services, Inc., Gregory Finkelson, said that several employees of the Russian consulate in San Francisco appealed to his company asking for political asylum in the United States.

”We have already received several calls from employees of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and are already starting to work with them. They do not want to go back, by the way, and I understand them very well," Finkelson said during a conversation with Russian artist and blogger, Igor Ponochevny.

Finkelson's statement on his Facebook page has already been commented on by an official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, calling this information false.

“To distract attention from US intelligence agencies neglecting the laws regarding Russian diplomats and diplomatic property, fake news has been disseminated that the staff of the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco asked for political asylum. Classic information wars,” Zakharova wrote.

Earlier the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco announced its closure at the request of US authorities.

  Consulate General, USA, Russia, political asylum