Zakharova said the expulsion from the USA of Russian citizens

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The total number of Russians who must leave the United States, is 96 people. On Friday, December 30, reported the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports TASS.

“It is not only diplomats, but also members of their families,” she said. According to Zakharova, among them are children of school and preschool age.

The foreign Ministry noted that in the sanction list including diplomats arrived in the United States only two months ago.

Previously, on 30 December expelled from the United States diplomats sent the plane special flight detachment “Russia” office of the President of the Russian Federation.

The day before the US authorities decided within 72 hours 35 to expel Russian diplomats, as well as close access to two objects used by them. The White house claim that this is the answer to the oppression of the staff of the American Embassy in Moscow.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that Moscow considers the last actions of the outgoing US administration as unfriendly and provocative steps to undermine the future of Russian-American relations. The head of state rejected the proposal of the Russian foreign Ministry to expel U.S. diplomats in response to Washington’s actions.