Mayor Durkan Statement on Closure of Russian Consulate in Seattle

Seattle (March 26) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement regarding the closure of the consulate in Seattle:

“The real question is why it takes so long to stand with our allies and take action against a government who continues to threaten and undermine our democracy. When Seattle was previously targeted by Russian hackers, we acted and brought Roman Seleznev to justice. Attacks from Russian intelligence, including interference in the 2016 election, need to be met with aggressive enforcement against those who participate or cooperate.”