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The US Department of State misleads the world when commenting on the situation with the upcoming departure of Russian diplomats

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The Department of State misleads the world and the American public when commenting on the situation with the upcoming departure of Russian diplomats, said Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov.

Earlier, the Ambassador said that the authorities revoke the accreditation of the wives of the diplomatic mission staff as well as stop issuing visas to the diplomats’ children. Antonov also added that 27 employees of the diplomatic mission will be forced to leave the country on January 30, 2022, according to the Department’s motion.

Department of State spokeswoman Jalina Porter explained this decision as a desire for "greater parity" with Moscow. She said the timing was initially set by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

"The US Department of State is lying again. The American side is trying to mislead the local and world public, deliberately distorting facts. We are credited with something that has nothing to do with reality. The situation is exactly the opposite," Antonov said in a statement.

Antonov recalled 2020, when the US Foreign Ministry set a three-year limit on the duration of business trips of employees of the diplomatic mission and consulates General of the Russian Federation in New York and Houston

“Regarding other diplomatic missions, there is a five-year period of stay in the US. The statement that the departure of 55 Russian diplomats cannot be regarded as expulsion does not stand up to criticism either. It was clearly indicated to us that in case of refusal to comply with this requirement, the Russians would be deprived of immunity and other diplomatic privileges. So, the talk is actually about expulsion," the ambassador said.

Author: Usa Really