Trump Administration Retaliates In Opposition To Russia, Forces Closure Of Us Posts

The Trump administration on Thursday retaliated against Russia for expelling hundreds of U.S. diplomats, announcing Moscow will be required to close several posts in major American cities.
After Congress passed the sanctions in July, Putin said 755 U.S. diplomats would be expelled from Russia by Sept. 1.
The sanctions stemmed from Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014 and its attempted interference in the United States’ presidential election in 2016.
The decision was in retaliation for Russian President Vladimir Putin kicking out more than 700 U.S. diplomats – after Trump, reluctantly, signed a sanctions law passed by Congress.
While calling the Russian order “unwarranted,” Nauert said Thursday that the U.S. has “fully implemented” the reduction of the U.S. mission in Russia.

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