Russia sent more than 500 notes to the United States demanding the return of Russian diplomatic property, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“The number of diplomatic notes, the so-called notes verbales, which our embassy in Washington sent to the State Department with a demand to return the property, and as a first step to provide access there, has already exceeded 500”, – said deputy minister.
He agrees that the excuses of the American side in this case are unacceptable to Russia.
As Ryabkov noted, in the conversation between the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin “in a harsh manner raised the question” to Joe Biden.
“We would like to hope that what happened there during this time will be provided. But this does not mean that we have satisfied ourselves with this. We need to return this property. Its withdrawal is completely illegal, it does not fit into any canons, ”said the Deputy Foreign Minister.
As previously aide to the Russian president, Yuri Ushakov, participated in negotiations with Putin, he hinted that the United States may allow Russian diplomats to access the confiscated diplomatic property to assess its condition.