The United States can limit the radius of movement of the Russian diplomats of Junior and middle managers working in the country, with 25 miles (40 kilometers) to 10-15 miles. On Monday, August 14, the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to informed diplomatic sources.
Also in the plans of Washington to introduce the notification procedure by which employees of the Russian diplomatic missions have three working days to notify the state Department about their plans to move off in the far distance.
On 11 August, the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing diplomatic sources, said the response to Moscow’s actions, demanded to reduce the staff of the American diplomatic missions in Russia, may be the closure of one of the four Russian consulates in the United States. At the moment, the US is in Russia, three of the Consulate General.
According to the interlocutor of “Izvestia”, the ban on far the movement is regarded as a more painful response to the Russian diplomatic corps than the closure of one of the four consulates.
After the U.S. Congress passed a bill to expand anti-Russian sanctions Moscow has decided to demand from Washington to September 1, to reduce the staff of the American diplomatic missions to 455 people (to bring the number of employees at the Embassy and the Consulate General of the USA in Russia in exact correspondence with the number of employees of the Russian diplomatic missions in the United States). In this regard, President Vladimir Putin said: “more than a Thousand diplomats and technical workers — is still working in Russia, 755 will have to cease operations”.
In December 2016, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama decided to send 35 Russian diplomats and close access to diplomatic dachas in the States of Maryland and new York.