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Russia expels 10 US diplomats as part of retaliation for sanctions

Russia expels 10 US diplomats as part of retaliation for sanctions

Russia has responded in kind to a barrage of new US sanctions, saying it would expel 10 US diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in the showdown with Washington.

The Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, also said on Friday that Moscow will add eight US officials to its sanctions list and move to restrict and stop the activities of US non-governmental organizations from interfering in Russia’s politics.

He said the Kremlin suggested that the US ambassador, John Sullivan, follow the example of his Russian counterpart and head home for consultations. Russia will also move to deny the US embassy the possibility to hire personnel from Russia and third countries as support staff.

The moves follow the sanctions on Russia announced this week by the Biden administration.

Source The Guardian 

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