Us Retaliates With Russia On Embassy Team Of Workers Cuts In Advance Of Deadline

“The move is the latest in a series of escalating diplomatic penalties between the United States and Russia that began in the aftermath of last year’s US presidential election.
The move comes one day before Moscow’s deadline for US personnel to leave their positions and will take effect Saturday.
“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 in a statement announcing the decision.
“We believe this action was unwarranted and detrimental to the overall relationship between our countries.
Story highlights The move comes one day before Moscow’s deadline for US personnel to leave their positionsIn July, the Russian Foreign Ministry ordered the United States cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by nearly half(CNN) The US announced Thursday it will shutter the Russian consulate in San Francisco, as well as annexes in Washington and New York, in response to mandated staff cuts at the US mission in Russia.

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