The US State Department ordered the closure of the Consulate General in San Francisco, Thursday, along with and a chancery annex in Washington DC and a Russian consular annex in New York City.
Russian citizens queuing outside the Consulate were surprised by the decision, Vera Skortseskul stressed, «We have never met any Americans with bad attitudes» adding that politicians should «put... Еще everything right» and «stop this stupidity.»
In a statement, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert announced that the facilities must be closed by Saturday, September 2. The move comes after Moscow ordered a reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia in retaliation for additional US sanctions.
Both the US and Russia will now have three consulates.
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