30 Dec '16, 10am

#Russia to eject #US diplomats in response to sanctions

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday (Dec 30) his country will not expel anyone in response to US sanctions, dismissing reports that Moscow was moving to eject 35 US diplomats. Putin's comments came after Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his ministry had asked the president to declare 31 employees at the US embassy in Moscow and four at the country's consulate in second city Saint Petersburg personae non gratae. US President Barack Obama unleashed a barrage of punishment against Moscow over alleged election interference. Obama's broadside over cyberattacks sent ties between Russia and the United States - already at their worst since the Cold War - to a fresh low less than a month ahead of President-elect Donald Trump taking charge. The outgoing US leader on Thursday gave 35 alleged Russian "intelligence operatives" based at the country's embass...

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