Failure to expel American diplomats from Russia became another “clever move” of President Vladimir Putin to the White house. An article about this published by the Foreign Policy magazine, the translation quoted by RIA Novosti.
Us President Barack Obama on 29 December signed a decree ordering 35 Russian diplomats to leave the country. This was the White house sanctions in response to the assigned to the Kremlin’s intervention in the election of the President of the United States. Russian diplomats have accused that they had allegedly carried out reconnaissance activities.
As FP says, the mirror answered a similar hostile actions. And the West thought that Moscow’s response will be similar and will result in expulsion from Russia of American diplomats. However, the Kremlin did not inflate diplomatic scandal than impressed everyone.
The publication writes that the Russian President, showing delicacy and abandoning the hard diplomacy, triumphed.
“It was a very smart move. He will further humiliate Obama,” the FP quoted political analyst Fyodor Lukyanov.
At the same time, are confident the authors of the article, Putin’s reaction leaves no doubt that he is planning to establish a good relationship with the administration of the next President of the USA of Donald trump. According to FP, most economists agree that in 2017, the sanctions will be partially lifted.
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