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OCTOBER 2021

US Cuts Off Telephone Line To Russian Consulate In New York Day Before Inauguration

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Russian state-run news agency RIA is reporting that the US has switched off to telephone line to Russia’s consulate in New York.

RIA cited officials with the Russian diplomatic mission, who further said there’s been no connection for more than a day.

US Cuts Off Telephone Line To Russian Consulate In New York Day Before Inauguration
Russian consulate in the Upper East Side of Manhattan

However, RIA gave no further details. Speculation abounds given the timing of the apparent phone switch off, coming a mere day before Joe Biden’s inauguration.

It also comes amid some Democratic leaders as well as the mainstream media actually attempting to tie the Capitol Hill riot of January 6 somehow to Russian intelligence and social media ‘influence ops’.

In a follow-up to RIA’s initial reporting, Russia’s Sputnik confirmed the following:

The Russian Consulate-General in New York has been completely cut off city telephone lines by the American authorities since 18 January, the diplomatic mission in the city has stated via its official Twitter account. The consulate added that it is occasionally also encountering issues with Internet connectivity.

A source at the Russian mission in New York says US authorities are citing technical issues as the reason for the cut-off. According to the source, however, a two-day delay in the resumption of telephone services is “unheard of”. The diplomatic mission in the city has several telephone lines connected and all of them went dead at the same time, the source adds.

Meanwhile in terms of the strangeness of the timing, there’s this bizarre continuing saga:

Sputnik notes further, however, that “This is not the first time the Trump administration takes actions against Russian diplomatic missions in the US. Back in 2017, Washington decided to close the Russian Consulate-General in San Francisco in response to the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia.”

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Lone Ranger

Pathetic crumbling U.S. Empire.

jabirujoe .

The reason for that and what they are neglecting to say is that Russia refused to accept “collect calls” anymore. Just the normal dumbie spit by the exceptionals.

Dawn

There is no rule, no agreement, no moral that United Snakes of America wouldn’t break..

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