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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin instructed to invite the children of all employees of the Russian diplomatic missions sent from the United States by the administration of Barack Obama, on a Christmas tree in the Kremlin. About it journalists were reported by the press service of the head of state.
Earlier it was reported that the aircraft sent from U.S. diplomats landed in Moscow.
Last Thursday, leaving the Obama administration in the US introduced new anti-Russian sanctions that have affected some of the Russian companies, the Federal security service and Main Directorate (former GRU) of the Russian General staff, and senior management GU. In addition, the US authorities declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats and shut down the Russians for access to the Embassy recreation in the States of new York and Maryland.
Its punitive measures Washington were connected with hacker attacks on American political institutions, in which the Obama administration accuses Russia. In Moscow these insinuations strongly reject. As for retaliatory measures, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia reserves the right, but will not “stoop to the level of “cooking” irresponsible diplomacy.”
“We’re not going to create problems for American diplomats. We’re not going to send”, – reads the statement of the Russian leader. He noted that Russia will not “prevent families and children (diplomats) to use their usual resting places during the new year holidays”. “Moreover, all children of American diplomats accredited in Russia, invited to the new year and Christmas tree in the Kremlin”, – said the President of Russia.
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