United States returns flags, archives of Consulate General in San Francisco to Russia - Ryabkov
MOSCOW. Oct 25 (Interfax) - The United States has returned the flags and archives of the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday.
"Yes, the flags have been returned together with the consular achieves but the return was accompanied by a series of actions which are totally unacceptable to us; these actions flagrantly breach provisions of the international Consular Convention of 1963 and the bilateral consular convention. We have repeatedly expressed our protest to the United States," Ryabkov told reporters in Moscow.