Photo: the Russian Consulate in San Francisco

Flags of Russia in its Consulate in San Francisco took representatives of the American authorities.

The Russian flag, taken from the consular facilities of the country in San Francisco, took representatives of the American authorities. This was reported by RIA Novosti, the U.S. state Department.

“Flags of the former consular facilities of the Russian Federation in San Francisco were carefully removed and kept safe in these buildings,” – said in the state Department.

In the U.S. the Department also announced that it has removed the Russian flag with the Russian trade mission in Washington. “Yes,” answered a media question about that, removed the Russian flag from the trade mission, the press Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Nikolay Lakhonin .

Earlier, the Russian Embassy in Washington said that the American side declared a strong protest in connection with the fact that Russian objects of diplomatic property under the control of the US authorities, was torn flags.