Russia Retaliates for U.S. Sanctions by Ousting Diplomats

Russia Retaliates for U.S. Sanctions by Ousting Diplomats

Russia ordered the U.S. to slash hundreds of embassy and other personnel in the country in a dramatic and sweeping retaliation to the passage of a new sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress. The order means the U.S. would have to cut “hundreds” of personnel at its embassy and consulates in Russia, according to a diplomat familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details that aren’t yet public. U.S. officials didn’t immediately comment on how many would be affected.

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