Putin reminded about the right to reduce the U.S. diplomatic mission, another 155 people
President Vladimir Putin at a press conference at the Eastern economic forum (WEF) stated that “full parity” between American and Russian diplomatic missions should cut another 155 American diplomats.
Putin said that Russia reserves this right, but until you do it. “Strictly speaking, if we talk about parity, it’s not 455 diplomats in Moscow, and minus 155”, — said the President. 455 employees dipuchrezhdeny when counting was enabled employees of Russia’s permanent mission to the UN, who are not engaged in relations between the two countries.
Diplomatic conflict between Russia and the United States began in December 2016, when by the decree of the former President Barack Obama from the country were sent to 35 Russian diplomats and the country closed two “cottages” the Russian diplomatic missions. Russia responded to these measures in late June, demanding that the US reduce the number of diplomatic personnel for 750 people to 455, to establish parity in the number of employees of diplomatic missions.