President Vladimir Putin orders reduction in staff and vows for additional measures in retaliation to new US sanctions.
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Vladimir Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia and threatens further action over sanctionswww.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 Newswww.bbc.co.uk The Russian move reduces US diplomatic staff numbers to the same as Russian diplomats in the US.
Putin, Responding to Sanctions, Orders U.S. to Cut Diplomatic Staff by 755www.nytimes.com The move was a major escalation in the Kremlin’s fight against a law passed in Congress last week expanding sanctions against Russia.
Russia cuts US diplomatic presence in retaliation for sanctionswww.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 unansweredwww.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.