Mirror measures: Moscow ceased to hold back and replied Washington

In the cottages in Serebryany Bor, which was used by the U.S. Embassy

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MOSCOW, July 28. /TASS/. Russia reduces the number of American diplomats to 455 and closes 1 August access to the Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor. In a statement on Friday the statement of the Russian foreign Ministry noted that these steps have been taken by the Russian side in response to the expansion of anti-Russian sanctions from the United States. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft “was deeply disappointed and strongly objected”, said the American Embassy in Moscow. The Russian side has reserved the right mirror to answer any unfriendly steps by the US.

Long harness, but quickly go

Russia long enough patiently. After an aggressive attack on the administration of former President Barack Obama, when Washington before the new year holidays declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats and banned the use of two belonging to Russia – new York and Maryland, Moscow refused responses in the hope of improving bilateral relations with the new administration – Republican Donald trump. However, this did not happen.