WASHINGTON, 12 Feb â€” RIA Novosti. The United States consider legitimate the removal of flags from a closed Russian departmenet, told reporters, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.
She said that the Russian state symbols treated with respect. According to her, they are carefully removed and ready to give to the Russian side. Nauert added that no country in the world does not belong to his flag and flags of other countries with such respect as the United States.
“To remove the flag from the property, which they had to vacate â€” legal or not? It is a question. I think this is perfectly justifiable action to take down the flag, roll it, store it for the government of this country and to give back. In the world there are many countries who did not care similarly about the other country”, â€” said Nauert.
On the question of an American journalist, the state Department responds to Russia’s willingness to challenge in court the seizure of buildings Nauert stated that “surprised with such matters” and that the reporter “like a parrot repeats what people say Russians.”
On the eve of the representatives of the American authorities tore down the flags from buildings closed consular of Russia in San Francisco. The state Department confirmed this information and stated that the U.S. was willing to return the flags of the Russian side.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a telephone conversation with Tillerson said about the unacceptability of the actions of the American authorities. The official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova, in turn, called the situation with the Russian state symbols of hostile action.
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