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More than 700 American diplomats might have to leave Russia
11:18, 29 July 2017
More than 700 American diplomats might have to leave Russia

As reported earlier, Russia suggested the US to reduce their diplomatic presence in Russia to 455 people

11:18, 29 July 2017

Open source

The US Department of State will have to reduce their staff in the Embassy in Moscow and Consulates by more than 700 people, as two diplomatic sources told Kommersant.

Related: Kremlin on new US sanctions: nothing to add to the MFA statement

According to the media, the US Embassy in Russia refused to state the number of diplomats and staff working for the embassy now.

As it was reported earlier, in response for new US sanctions, Russia decided to reduce the US diplomatic presence in their country to 455 people. The suggestion is that it should be done by September 1st. The number 455 was chosen as there are 455 Russian diplomats in the USA.

Related: Trump approves, is to sign the bill on increasing sanctions, - White House

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