Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats, Closes Two U.S. Compounds, In Response To U.S. Sanctions

 In Russia   Last Updated: August 27, 2017

On Friday July 28 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a reduction of U.S. diplomats and other technical personnel in Russia and the closure of two U.S. compounds in Russia in response to sanctions issued by the United States.

Putin said on Sunday [July 30] Russia had ordered the United States to cut 755 of its 1,200 diplomatic staff in its embassy and consular operations, though many of those let go will be Russian citizens, with the United States allowed to choose who leaves.”

The U.S. will have 455 remaining staff in Russia, which is the same number Russia has within the U.S.

President Trump signed the sanctions bill on August 2, 2017.

 

 

Camila Domonoske. "Putin To Expel 755 U.S. Diplomats And Staff From Russia In Response To New Sanctions." NPR, 30 July 2017. Web. 27 August 2017.
Jack Stubbs and Gennady Novikov. "U.S. begins Russia drawdown after Kremlin retaliates for sanctions." Reuters, 01 August 2017. Web. 27 August 2017.
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