Under the new administration of US President Donald Trump’s The State Department has stopped the practice of public congratulations, told TASS in the press service of the department.
Thus, representatives of the State Department explained the situation to the fact that this year they publicly have not sent Russian congratulations on the Day of Russia, which was celebrated in the country on 12 June. The Russian Embassy in Washington then also noticed that a similar case was the first in 25 years.
“We no longer extend congratulations as press releases,” – said the source Tass , noting that the State Department is now in place “them on your site.” According to him, the beginning of the presidency, Trump was adopted “a new approach in which the formal greetings are sent through the US Embassy” in their respective capitals.
At the same time, the press service of the department, according to TASS , found it difficult to tell immediately whether conveyed congratulations on the occasion of the Day of Russia through its embassy in Moscow. But a spokesman for the State Department, according to the agency, has promised to clarify the answer to this question.
On Russia page on the website of the State Department at the time this information was published last entry was made on June 9. It is associated with the statement of the press service of the Ministry of MMA Murad Amriev apprehension of the world champion in Belarus and its transfer to the Chechen law enforcement officials.
At this time, on the site of the Russian Embassy in Washington last published writing is an article entitled “US-Russian economic relations.” Exactly when it was published, it is impossible to determine. On June 12 in the text does not say . In the Twitter embassy reported that the Embassy will be closed on the occasion of the Day of Russia.
The following tweet diplomats congratulated on this day “Russian citizens and compatriots.”
The site of the US Embassy and Consulates in Russia, meanwhile, posted a record concerning 12 June. It quoted a spokesman for the White House Shona Spaysera, who announced the “strong condemnation” of the US “detention of hundreds of peaceful protesters across Russia, took place” on this day.
Russia Day was established by presidential decree of June 2, 1994. In Russia it is celebrated annually on 12 June. On this day in 1990 it adopted the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
Author: Eugene Malyarenko