Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 US diplomats should leave Russia in response to the new American sanction which created tension between two countries Washington and Moscow.
“Over 1,000 employees – diplomats and technical workers – worked and continue to work today in Russia; 755 will have to stop this activity”, Putin said in his statement.
It was reported that currently more than 1,200 US embassy and consulate staff work in Russia.
Senior State Department official said, “The Russian government has demanded the U.S. Mission to Russia limit total Mission staffing to 455 employees by September 1. This is a regrettable and uncalled for act. We are assessing the impact of such a limitation and how we will respond to it”.
All the 755 American diplomats will be terminated from Moscow by September 1, sources said.