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    On Thursday, the US Department of State demanded that the Russian government close its Consulate General in San Francisco, a chancery annex in Washington, DC, and a consular annex in New York City by September 2, in what it called "the spirit of parity invoked by the Russians."

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    Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov described Washington's move as "illegal seizure" and said the US administration was ruining bilateral relations. Experts told Sputnik that the diplomatic war should be stopped before it is too late.

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