Russia to US: Reduce your diplomatic staff here

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July 29, 2017 05:15
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With US sanctions against Russia approved by the House on Tuesday Russia gave the United States until Sept. 1 to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, the number of Russian diplomats left in the United States after Washington expelled 35 Russians in December because of the alleged election hacking.

It also said it would seize a Moscow compound used by U.S. diplomats as well as a U.S. diplomatic warehouse.

The White House issued a statement on Friday night saying US President Trump had negotiated changes to the legislation and now intends to sign it.

 

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