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Monday, March 19, 2018

The rules for the movement of Russian diplomats in the US can tighten

The United States authorities are preparing a response to the decision of the Russian authorities to dramatically reduce the number of us diplomats working in the Russian Federation. It is known that a response will be announced by September 1. Initially, one of the possible measures was called the close of the fourth General Consulate of the Russian Federation in the United States. However, now we are talking about tightening the rules for Russian diplomats, is located on American soil.

As reported by diplomatic sources in the White house, the United States authorities are considering tightening for the Russian diplomats of the rules of travel in the U.S., as well as procedures of notification.

“The perimeter of the movement of Russian diplomats and technical staff of embassies and consulates can be reduced from the current 25 miles (40 km) up to 10-15 miles (16-24 km). For diplomats representing Russia, will also be introduced the notification procedure. Employees of the Russian diplomatic missions will be required three working days to notify the U.S. State Department about their plans to move off to a distance in excess of the prescribed norms,” the sources said, quoted by the newspaper “Izvestia”.

“Such measures will be much tougher for the Russian diplomatic corps in the United States than just the closure of one of the four Russian consulates”, – noted the source.

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