Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At U.S. Diplomatic Corps : The 2-Way : Npr

Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At U.S.
Obama also ordered Russia’s Foreign Ministry to leave two compounds it owns in Maryland and New York.
Diplomatic CorpsEnlarge this image toggle caption Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty ImagesStung by the new threat of American sanctions, Russia’s Foreign Ministry says the U.S. must downsize its diplomatic and technical staff in Moscow and other cities.
At the end of 2016, President Obama cited U.S. findings that Russia had meddled with the recent presidential election when he expelled members of Russia’s diplomatic corps and issued sanctions on Russia’s mining and oil industry.
The move comes the day after the U.S. Congress gave bilateral approval to a new slate of sanctions on Russia over its interference in the 2016 election.

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