Russian diplomats, the U.S. announced a persona non grata, brought to Russia the plane special flight detachment “Russia”.
“For the departure of Russian diplomats and their family members in the US will be sent to the plane of the special flight detachment “Russia” office of the President of the Russian Federation”, – reported in the presidential administration.
We will remind, US authorities on Thursday announced the introduction of sanctions against several Russian citizens and companies, accusing them of organizing and executing cyber-attacks on American political institutions.
In addition, Washington to expel 35 Russian diplomats on charges of intelligence activities and close two Russian diplomatic institutions in the U.S. on the same basis. Washington also accused Moscow of harassment of American diplomats and organizations working in Russia.
The team of Donald trump said the Obama administration sanctions against Russia are aimed in fact against the elected President of the United States. “Even those who are sympathetic to President Obama for most items indicate that what he did today is part of the measures which may be called the desire to “corner” President-elect trump,” said assistant Kellin Conway.
The Russian foreign Ministry called the Obama team “group of losers”.
According to media reports, expelled from U.S., Russian diplomats were in a very delicate situation.
In response, Vladimir Putin said that Moscow considers new US sanctions as provocation and will not enter a response.