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Americans to decide who of diplomats will leave Russia, - Peskov
16:21, 31 July 2017
Americans to decide who of diplomats will leave Russia, - Peskov

It’s not only about diplomats, but also technicians and Russian staff

16:21, 31 July 2017

CNN

Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that American side will be given the right to decide on personnel who will have to leave service in diplomatic mission in Moscow. He said this during his meeting with the journalists.

“This is the choice of the United States, among them will be diplomats, technicians. It’s not only about the diplomats, - there is no such number of diplomats in the Russian Federation, - it's about diplomats, and those staff with non-diplomatic status, as well as those employed on-site, that is, Russian citizens who work there,” Peskov said.

Related: More than 700 American diplomats might have to leave Russia

As it was reported earlier Russia demanded the US to decrease number of diplomats to 455. The Foreign Ministry also claimed that the Russian side stops the usage of the warehouses in Moscow and the summer house in Serebryany Bor by the American Embassy until August 1.

It is offered to do this until September 1 and the reason for this is the decision of the US Senate to toughen the sanctions against Russia. This number is determined by the number of the Russian diplomats in the US.

Related: Ankara again blocks visit of German diplomats to NATO base in Turkey

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