The United States refused to return to Russia snatched diplomatic property in new York even after Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia sent a letter to the UN Secretary General to intervene in the situation. It is reported by RIA “Novosti” with reference to the statement of zampolpreda of the Russian Federation to the UN, Gennady Kuzmin.
According to him, the property was required for use by mission staff in order to reduce the risk associated with the pandemic coronavirus.
“But the United States has not responded to the note verbale of the Russian mission, reporting to our Embassy in Washington that we should not wait for a positive response,” – said Kuzmin.
According to him, such steps of the American side violates the provisions of the agreement on the host country.
In September 2017, the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco, a sales office in Washington and trade mission in new York was transferred to the United States at the request of the state Department. The state Department is required to close them in response to Moscow’s proposal to reduce the number of employees of the us diplomatic mission in Russia. Access to the Consulate General, to diplomats from Russia was closed. The Russian side has described the actions of an unfriendly step and promised to go to court.