The representative of the Republican party in the US Senate John McCain expressed his opinion about the decline in the number of American diplomats in Russia. This decision did not surprise the experienced politician. However, he said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his entourage will continue to pay for attacks on American democracy. About it the Senator wrote in his Twitter.
Known for his harsh statements against Russia, Republican Senator John McCain made another loud statement. Commenting on the decision of the Russian authorities to reduce the number of American diplomats, the politician made threats against the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. According to McCain, the President will pay for the attack on American democracy. In this case the decision on expulsion of Embassy staff from 80-year-old Senator comes as no surprise. This McCain wrote in his Twitter account.
“Not surprisingly, Putin sends our American diplomats, but he and his entourage will continue to pay for the attack on our democracy”, – says the publication. Previously, John McCain has repeatedly advocated the introduction of new sanctions against Russia.
Not surprising Putin throws out US diplomats, but he & his cronies will still pay the price for attacking our democracy https://t.co/HfKsZwaq7K
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 31, 2017.
The decision to reduce the number of American diplomats in Russia was made after the approval of both houses of Congress of a bill providing for a further tightening of the regime of unilateral restrictions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs informed the American side about the need to bring the number of diplomatic and technical staff of the American diplomatic missions in Russia in exact correspondence with the number of Russian diplomats and technical support staff in the United States. Thus, Washington before September 1 are expected to reduce the number of people employed in diplomatic missions employees to 455 people.
August 1 shall enter into force a ban on the use of the American Embassy of all storage areas on a Traffic street in the Russian capital and cottages in the Serebryany Bor.
Speaking of “attacks on democracy” Senator McCain, most likely, meant the so-called “Russian intervention” in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Currently, Congress and the FBI conducted investigations about this “intervention”.