The political scientist, the Director of the Center for political studies, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Pavel Salin has commented on the statement of the press service of the Russian Embassy in the United States on the expulsion of Russian diplomats made in response to a state Department statement.
“It seems to me that the United States did not expect such a large-scale restrictions. The American side was confident that Moscow will not be able to respond. Washington was not ready for such large-scale expulsion of diplomats. For the same the state Department this was a very unpleasant news,” said the expert.
In his opinion, in the near future relations between the two countries will remain frozen at the same level.