Lavrov expressed Tillerson protest disrupted in USA Russian flags

© Photo : account of the Russian foreign Ministry in TwitterЗдание of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco with removed the Russian flag. Archive photoLavrov expressed Tillerson protest disrupted in USA Russian flags© Photo : account of the Russian foreign Ministry on Twitter

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said about the unacceptability of the actions of the us authorities, ordered to disrupt Russian flags seized diplomatic facilities.

The Minister also confirmed Moscow’s intention to prepare a lawsuit for the return of illegally seized property.

«Us officials are continuing arbitrariness directly contradicts sounding at the highest level declarations of Washington’s intention to normalize bilateral relations sank to an unprecedented low level,» — said in the statement.

The official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova earlier called the actions of the American authorities hostile action. Moscow considers the incident as a «desecration of the state symbol of Russia,» said Zakharov. One gets the impression that the US deliberately destroy relations with Russia, she said.

On the eve of the representatives of the US government tore down the flags from buildings closed consular of Russia in San Francisco. The state Department confirmed this information and said that the Russian state symbols are inside buildings. While the Ministry refused to explain the reason of such moves and to clarify when they will be hanged on the spot.

Embassy in Washington has protested and demanded the immediate return of the flags. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov stressed that the unfriendly steps the United States are inconsistent with previously unheard assurances about the desire to establish bilateral relations.

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