Vladimir Putin announced on Sunday that 755 diplomats us should leave Russia. This decision follows the adoption, there are 3 days by the u.s. Congress for new sanctions against Moscow.
Moscow intends to reduce to 455 the number of staff of the U.s. embassy and its consulates on the territory of russia, so that they are aligned with those of the staff of the Russian representation in the United States.
“More than a thousand of people worked and are still working” in the us embassies in Russia, said Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast on the public channel Russian Rossia 24. “Of 755 people will have to stop their activities in Russia”,-he said.
Russian diplomacy has also suspended the use by the embassy of the United States from a residence in the outskirts of the Russian capital and warehousing.
No positive changes in sight
Russia is able to take new sanctions against the United States, has threatened Vladimir Putin in an interview to the tv channel Vesti TV, said that he was opposed to such an outcome. “For the time being, I’m against it”, he said.
Positive changes in the relations with Washington are “not to soon”, was also of the view the Russian president. “We have waited long enough, hoping that the situation would change may be to the better,” he said in an interview, broadcasted on the public channel Russian Rossia 24.
Eye for an eye
Russia will respond “in an equivalent manner” to any new us sanctions, had previously warned the vice-minister of foreign Affairs of russia, Sergey Riabkov.
The american Senate adopted on Thursday sanctions to punish Russia for its interference alleged in the presidential election. This text, which has been denounced by Moscow, but also criticized in the european Union because it allows you to punish european companies, which was then submitted to president Donald Trump, who has the choice of the sign in the state or of the block.
On Friday, the White House announced that Donald Trump would sign this text, thus giving it the force of law. (tty/nxp)
Created: 30.07.2017, 20: 30