The searches began in Russian trade mission in Washington. This is reported by the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the scene.
According to the representative of the Russian Embassy Nikolai Lakhonin, diplomats were present during the searches. "After the urgent demand of the Russian side, embassy officials were allowed to be present during this process," he said.
In the trade mission, they said that they considered the searches to be a "raider seizure that violated international conventions. Also employees noted that all the things necessary for the functioning of the diplomatic mission were taken out."
Earlier we reported that the employees of the Russian Federation consulate in San Francisco, which the US authorities decided to close, were burning something in the chimney.
After it became known that the Russian Foreign Ministry handed a note of protest to the US envoy because of the planned searches.