As reported by the official representative of US state Department Heather Nauert, commenting on the situation with the suspension of visa issuance, the decision of the President of Russia to reduce the U.S. diplomatic corps in the country led to the fact that the victims were the Russians.
“The US is preparing a response to the decision of the Russian authorities of the Russian Federation to 1 September. With regard to the reduction of our diplomatic corps – it has Russian citizens. We have the works of many Russian citizens who remain without work. President Putin says he is concerned about the economy in Russia. It’s a funny way of showing it: worry about the economy, depriving its people of work… Also some Americans who work in diplomatic missions in Russia, I’m going home… the Russian government knew what the effect would be to have this decision,” she said.