Vladimir Putin kicks out 755 American Diplomats

July 31, 2017

Vladimir PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered 755 U.S. diplomatic staff members to leave Russia.

According to AFP, Putin ordered the diplomatic staff to leave Russia Sunday and added there would be no improvement in relations between the U.S. and Russia soon.

It’s unclear exactly who is covered by Putin’s order. Reuters reported about 1,100 people are employed by the U.S. in Russia but that includes American and Russian citizens. It’s possible that the number announced by the Russian government includes diplomats and their families.

The move appears to make good on a promise Moscow made on Friday threatening to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in response to the new sanctions legislation.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • mort_f says:

    A very appropriate response to the idiocy of the US Congress.

    I am still waiting to see the first concrete example of nefarious Russian ‘meddling’ in our election process. Lots of innuendos, nary a single specific.

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