Moscow is suing the administration of Washington in connection with the closure of a number of a number of Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States, which, as claimed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a press conference on the results of the BRICS summit, is «a gross violation of property rights of Russia.»
About it write on Tuesday, September 5, the Russian mass media and, in particular, the news Agency «Interfax».
«This is a clear violation of property rights of the Russian side. So to start, I will instruct the foreign Ministry to go to court. View the effective functioning of the vaunted American judicial system», – quotes the press in Putin’s words.
The Russian leader reminded the audience that he is a graduate of the law faculty of Leningrad University and called the US actions «unprecedented.» He also said that the right of ownership consists of three components – the right to possession, use and disposal – and claimed that the Americans have deprived the Russian state of the right to use his legitimate property.
In addition, Putin said that Moscow has the right to reduce the number of Embassy staff the United States has 155 people, however, will not do.
We will remind that earlier Moscow has offered Washington to reduce the number of diplomatic missions in Russia to 455 persons – in response to the closure of its diplomatic facilities in the United States and the expulsion of diplomats.
The us government, for its part, demanded to close the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and two buildings of trade representative offices in Washington and new York. Putin said that Washington had the right to reduce the number of Russian diplomatic institutions, but did so «in a boorish manner that is not decorated with American partners».
On the eve of the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov called the US actions»state hooliganism» and promised retaliatory action from Moscow, recalls the site NEWSru.com.