Putin announced a reduction of 755 employees of American diplomatic missions in Russia
Now in the American diplomatic missions in the country are more than a thousand employees.
Moscow. July 30. INTERFAX.RU — Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the 755 employees of American diplomatic missions will have to leave Russia.
“More than a thousand diplomats and technical workers have worked and still work in these days in Russia. 755 will have to cease their activity”, — Putin said in an exclusive interview to TV channel “Russia-1”.
As Putin said, “this is sensitive”.
On Friday, July 28, the U.S. Senate approved new sanctions against Russia. In this regard, the Russian foreign Ministry announced retaliatory measures against Washington.
So, from September 1 the number of diplomatic and technical staff working at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, at consulates General in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok should be reduced to 455 people — so many Russian diplomats and technical staff now working in the United States after the expulsion of Washington’s part of depravation.
The statement also said that the Russian side is suspending from August 1 the use of the Embassy of the United States of all storage areas on a Traffic street in Moscow and cottages in the Serebryany Bor.