Moscow does not yet have specific plans to bring the number of employees of the diplomatic corps of the USA in Russia and Russia in the United States to equality with the number of the Russian permanent representative to the UN, said the presidential aide Yuri Ushakov. “It was said from the beginning that we score our permanent mission there (in new York) that is a reserve for the future,” he said, stressing that while in this situation there are no concrete plans, reports RIA “Novosti”.
We will remind, Moscow has not yet responded to the new “diplomatic sanctions” from the United States related to the closure of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco and the buildings of the trade missions in new York and Washington.
We will add that Moscow has balanced the number of American and Russian diplomats, however, included in the number of employees of diplomatic missions in the USA employees of a permanent representative of the United Nations in new York — more than 150 people.
At the same time, as the newspaper view, the US is provoking Russia into a really hard answer.
The media called the possible action to be taken by Moscow.