United States diplomats evacuate confiscated summerhouse in Moscow

Trevor Jackson
August 2, 2017

As Congress negotiated the bill for weeks, Trump aides objected because of a provision that gives lawmakers 30 days to review and block any effort by the president to ease sanctions against Russian Federation.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said US staff had to leave the dacha and warehouse by midday on Tuesday, TASS news agency reported.

Putin maintains that the sanctions were "not provoked by anything". A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. This was carried over Russia's 2014 occupation of Crimea and its still unproven intrusion in the 2016 USA voting.

However, in terms of general relations, he added: "We have waited long enough, hoping that the situation would perhaps change for the better". But it looks like, it's not going to change in the near future...

"I think this retaliation is long, long overdue", Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Sunday in an interview with ABC News' This Week.

Russia's Foreign Ministry said if the US forces it to cut diplomatic staff in the states, Russian Federation will respond in kind. "It's to the detriment of the interests of the U.S".

In addition to sharply trimming the size of the USA mission in Russia, Moscow reclaimed two US facilities, a recreational retreat and a storage facility. But it will definitely affect those who will speak against the current government or try to work for a power change in the next election.

A 2013 inspector general report noted more than 900 employees working at the USA embassy or consulate offices in Russian Federation were local hires.

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This is thought to be the largest expulsion of diplomats from any country in modern history, says the BBC's Laura Bicker in Washington.

"This is the latest blow in an assault on online freedom which has seen critical sites blocked and social-media users prosecuted exclusively for what they post online, under vaguely written antiextremism legislation", Denis Krivosheev, deputy director for Europe and Central Asia at Amnesty International, said in a July 31 statement. Especially when it resulted in the most-reviled president in modern history. "They had hoped for some kind of a reset under President Trump and they haven't seen that", said Steven Pifer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former ambassador to Ukraine.

"[It's] diplomats and technical employees", Peskov confirmed.

A representative at the US Consulate in Russia stated that there were approximately 1,100 consular officers in Russia, which include not only Russians but also US citizens.

An official for the U.S. State Department called the move a "regrettable and uncalled for act".

The new United States sanctions on Russian Federation were overwhelmingly approved by both houses of Congress despite objections from the White House. Putin and Trump later met face to face at the Hamburg G-20 Summit.

"What happened is a response to bad choices taken by President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation". The message for Trump is clear: Putin is preparing his eastern military for a conflict in the event it kicks off on the Korean peninsula. "[Putin] has taken Trump out of the direct line of fire and spared his ego". The Kremlin is also set to seize two us diplomatic compounds.

The usually loquacious Trump has been markedly mum on Russia's decision to expel hundreds of United States diplomats from the country, declining to use a series of events, his active Twitter account or his pen to respond to the action.

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