US President-elect Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for his decision not to expel American diplomats from Russia in response to the expulsion of their Russian colleagues from the United States. Trump wrote this on Twitter.
Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 декабря 2016 г.
Earlier, the Russian President said that according to the established diplomatic practice in Russia there is every reason for an adequate response to the US actions, but this time the country will not lower to such a step. At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov advised to deport 35 American diplomats.