On the Russian side, it was stressed that hostile anti-Russian actions will not go unanswered, but that Moscow does not seek further escalation.it said in a statement
In May, the U.S. closed its Consulate General in Yekaterinburg. Also in May, the U.S. Embassy in Russia announced that it had stopped processing applications for all non-immigrant visas, except for diplomatic and emergency cases.
The return of the ambassadors to Moscow and Washington was announced in June. According to Blinken, as of Aug. 1, the U.S. was forced to completely discontinue its consular services in Russia because of layoffs.