FORT ROSS PARK /California/, December 3. /TASS/. Russian authorities continue working on a lawsuit regarding the diplomatic property seized in the U.S., Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov told reporters on Saturday.
"We have the task, and we have been working with lawyers; this work requires balanced cooperation," he told TASS. "The work continues, nobody has forgotten anything."
On September 2, the United States’ authorities closed Russia’s consulate general in San Francisco, the trade mission in Washington and its rented office in New York. The former two facilities are Russia’s government property and enjoy diplomatic immunity. Moscow considers the seizure of Russian diplomatic property as an openly hostile act and calls on the United States to return immediately those facilities.
Addressing a news conference after the BRICS summit in China’s Xiamen on September 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to go to court over the seizure of Russia’s diplomatic property in the United States.