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Russian Ambassador to the United States temporarily moved from the residence because of the protests

Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov said that because of the protests in Washington was forced to temporarily move from his residence to the Embassy.

Russian diplomatic mission located to the Northwest of Washington, and the Ambassador's residence - in the heart of the us capital, a few hundred meters from the White house.

"I was forced to move to the territory of the Embassy. And now live together with my comrades," said Antonov in the air of the program "the Big game".

He noted that he did it in particular, not to create problems for the police, if needed several times a day to drive the streets where the riots took place on the way to work in the Embassy.

He added that the building was the residence of the Ambassador was not injured.

"But a sense of proximity to events - it is not the most pleasant that I've ever experienced, being in Washington ... We have taken certain security measures, and I asked my colleagues not to leave the premises," - said Antonov.

The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. One police officer was charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.