RIA Novosti

Russia will “calmly and professionally” act in response to the decision of the US authorities on the closure of the Russian diplomatic facilities, said the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.

“Now it should be easy to understand (with the situation — ed.). We must quietly and professionally to act. Speaking Leninist, we do not need hysterical outbursts” , — Antonov told journalists after the arrival to Washington.

Earlier Moscow in response to the closure of diplomatic facilities in the United States and the expulsion of diplomats ordered to Washington to reduce the number of diplomatic missions in Russia up to 455 people, bringing them to equal the number of Russian personnel in the United States. On Thursday, the US demanded before September 2, to close the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco and two consular facility in Washington and new York.