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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Putin reminded about the right of Russia to cut another 155 American diplomats


Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow reserves the right to reduce the number of American diplomats in the Russian capital for another 155 people below, “strictly speaking, to establish full parity” with the United States.

However, according to the head of the Russian state, Moscow is to postpone this step and will not take drastic measures. “Let’s see how the situation will develop further”, – said Putin.

The Russian leader explained that the number on duty in the United States, Russian diplomats were included employees of the Russian permanent mission to the United Nations 155. “Strictly speaking, they are not diplomats accredited to the US state Department, and are diplomats working in international organizations”, — said Putin.

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