Russian diplomats in the US are threatened

Anatoly Antonov

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov

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Employees of the Russian embassy in the United States, as well as members of their families, receive threats. At the same time, they are trying to block the work of the diplomatic mission, said on Wednesday, November 9, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov.

“As for threats, they are indeed not uncommon,” he said. “<...> ill-wishers try to intimidate diplomats and their families.” About it informs RIA News.

“There are blatant cases when demonstrators, for example, tried to block the entrance of guests,” he added, “arriving at a reception in honor of the Day of Russia.” According to Antonov, threats against Russian diplomats come in the mail or on social networks.

Antonov, in addition, noted that rallies sometimes take place at the gates of the embassy, ​​”when emotions are overwhelmed.” He added that he himself – personally – faced threats.

Moreover, the US State Department may ban Russian diplomats departure from Washington, for departure it is now necessary to warn about your exact route. This was previously stated by Antonov.

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