Russia denounced 10 US diplomats as “persona non grata”
US Embassy staff are required to leave Russia by May 21st. This step was taken in connection with the deterioration of partnership relations between Putin and Biden, and the introduction of sanctions against a number of Russian businessmen.
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, this is a mirror response for American partners. Earlier, the US ordered 10 Russian diplomats to leave the US.
"We will respond to this measure in a tit-for-tat manner. We will ask 10 US diplomats in Russia to leave the country," Lavrov said, according to TASS.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Russia Bart Gorman already received the note of expelling from Russia.
Russia still hopes that the United States will begin to conduct civilized negotiations in accordance with international law, and will stop exerting unreasonable pressure due to its inability to conduct legal activities in the international arena.
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