The U.S. State Department announced on Thursday that Russia will be required to close its consulate in San Francisco, as well as two annex buildings in Washington, D.C. and New York City, as a result of the Kremlin’s decision to force U.S. diplomats out of Russia.  Moscow now has until Saturday to close the facilities in question.

The United States has fully implemented the decision by the Government of the Russian Federation to reduce the size of our mission in Russia,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. “We believe this action was unwarranted and detrimental to the overall relationship between our countries.”

“In the spirit of parity invoked by the Russians, we are requiring the Russian Government to close its Consulate General in San Francisco, a chancery annex in Washington, D.C., and a consular annex in New York City,” Nauert said. “These closures will need to be accomplished by September 2.”

Another senior State Department official also said this decision was made in the “spirit of parity,” matching the Kremlin’s forced reduction in the American ambassadorial footprint within their own nation, adding that despite the tensions, the U.S. still hopes to ultimately reduce the tensions between Russia and the United States.