Bank of America, one of the largest US banks, closed the accounts of the Russian consulates general in Houston and New York, Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to Washington, said on the Russia 24 TV channel.
“In fact, the embassy is under blockade by US government agencies. The accounts of our two Consulates General in Houston and New York have been closed by Bank of America. Threats come to our address: both telephone and letters come. <…> At one time, even the exit from the embassy was blocked, ”said Antonov ( quoted by RIA Novosti ).
The Russian ambassador also mentioned “quite numerous demonstrations” outside the embassy. In addition, according to him, “there were acts of vandalism, poured paint.” Antonov connected this with “Russophobia, which is currently deployed in the United States,” writes TASS.
Antonov has repeatedly complained about harassment by US authorities in the past. So, he spoke about the repeated expulsions of Russian diplomats and that he himself was threatened with leaving Washington.