Russia seizes American property in Moscow and cuts US diplomatic staff in retaliation to fresh sanctions

Russia seizes American property in Moscow and cuts US diplomatic staff in retaliation to fresh sanctionsRussia has ordered America to cut the number of diplomatic staff it has in the country and has seized a dacha compound and warehouse used by US officials in retaliation for new sanctions against Moscow. Embassy staff must leave the country by 1 September, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, in a move triggered by the US Senate’s near unanimous vote to slap new sanctions on Russia, further hurting its fragile economy. The move puts Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or block the legislation and anger his own Republican Party.



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