Current and former employees of the state Department was extremely surprised by the President of the United States Donald trump, praising Vladimir Putin for a reduction in the number of employees of the American Embassy in Russia, which would allow Washington to save budget funds.
According to ABC, U.S. diplomats sadly accepted the statement of the trump. “I’m not even angry, just very sad,” said one of the employees of the state Department
One of the former advisers of a number of secretaries of state the US has considered the statements of policy “the most shameful moment of his presidential term”.
A former employee of the U.S. state Department Daniel fried, was previously in charge of the issues of the sanctions policy, have suggested that trump’s poor choice of words. Supposedly he was trying to show the Russian side that “it doesn’t bother” the reduction of staff of diplomatic missions.
Recall, Donald trump has admitted that he is very grateful to Vladimir Putin for 755 expulsion of American diplomats from Russia. The American leader noted that this will help to reduce expenses on payment of salaries. “We’ll save a lot of money,” he said.
In late July, the Russian foreign Ministry has decided to reduce the number of employees of the us diplomatic mission in Russia to 755 people, and also close from 1 August access to the American Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor and warehouses in Moscow. These measures were a response to the adopted by US Congress bill on new sanctions against Russia.