Putin, Responding to Sanctions, Orders U.S. to Cut Diplomatic Staff by 755    
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The move was a major escalation in the Kremlin’s fight against a law passed in Congress last week expanding sanctions against Russia.


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Vladimir Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia and threatens further action over sanctions www.telegraph.co.uk
Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin.


Russia's Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to be cut - BBC News www.bbc.co.uk
The Russian move reduces US diplomatic staff numbers to the same as Russian diplomats in the US.


Russia cuts US diplomatic presence in retaliation for sanctions www.theguardian.com
Ambassador John Tefft summoned to foreign ministry to be told of decision, which may cause hundreds of job losses


Putin: 755 US diplomats to depart Russia, time to show we won’t leave anything unanswered www.rt.com
More than 750 American diplomats will have to leave Russia as a result of Washington's own policies, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in an exclusive interview with the Rossiya 1 TV channel.


Russia expels 755 US diplomats in response to sanctions www.aljazeera.com
President Vladimir Putin orders reduction in staff and vows for additional measures in retaliation to new US sanctions.