January 25th local time, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted on its website that on the same day, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Riabkov protested against the improper remarks of the U.S. Embassy to Sullivan, the U.S. ambassador to Russia.
According to the news, illegal gatherings were held in several cities in Russia on the 23rd of this month, and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow distributed information through social networks and other channels to support it.
Russia believes that the comments made by the official representatives of the U.S. State Department on the events of the day are unacceptable.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed the U.S. Ambassador to Russia that Russia believes that the behavior of the United States is a direct interference in Russia’s internal affairs, and warns the U.S. Embassy to strictly abide by Russian federal laws and internationally recognized diplomatic norms.
According to Russian media reports, on the evening of the 23rd, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zaharova announced that she would summon American diplomats in Russia and asked American diplomats to explain the U.S. Embassy’s announcement of the time and place of the demonstrations in major Russian cities on January 23.
On the same day, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on its official website firmly opposing the interference of the U.S. Embassy in Russia in Russia’s internal affairs.