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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 06:49 AM

Russia Orders U.S. To Cut Diplomatic Staff In Response To Sanctions Bill

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

The Russian Foreign Ministry says the United States must reduce the size of its diplomatic staff in Russia and will no longer be able to use a U.S. Embassy dacha and storage warehouses in Moscow.

In a statement on July 28, the ministry outlined retaliatory steps after U.S. lawmakers passed a bill that would impose additional sanctions on Russia and sent it to President Donald Trump for his signature.

The ministry said the United States must reduce its diplomatic staff to 455 people by September 1, saying that is the number of Russian diplomats at embassies and consulates in the United States, and would be unable to use the dacha or the warehouses as of August 1.

It also warned the United States it would respond in kind if the United states expels any more Russian diplomats in addition to the 35 who were ejected by former President Barack Obama's administration in December.

Read more: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-orders-united-states-cut-diplomatic-staff-sanctions-bill/28644815.html

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Reply Russia Orders U.S. To Cut Diplomatic Staff In Response To Sanctions Bill (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2017 OP
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 2017 #1
FreepFryer Jul 2017 #2
SCVDem Jul 2017 #3
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Sunlei Jul 2017 #5
King_Klonopin Jul 2017 #6

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 07:57 AM

1. In response, borscht and Russian dressing will no long be served at the WH

That'll show 'em.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 08:23 AM

2. They brought this on themselves. Their attack on our election will be repelled, and avenged. (n/t)

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 09:17 AM

3. Putin haz a sad!

 

Downsizing our state dept? tRump is way ahead of you.

I was worried they might ban Stoli exports.

Here, have some tea, Vlad!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 09:18 AM

4. Putin haz a sad!

 

Downsizing our state dept? tRump is way ahead of you.

I was worried they might ban Stoli exports.

Here, have some tea, Vlad!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 09:31 AM

5. It's alright Mr. Putin your ally countries are happy to re-label American luxuries-mark-up the price

you won't be able to block radio news from your people.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:44 AM

6. I have this image which plays in my head every time I hear a story about Russia:

Putin is leading a sniveling Trump by the nose around an oval room while kicking him in the ass
and laughing maniacally.

He has played Trump for a dupe at every turn, making all of us (America) look like idiots.
Like Fredo Corleone believed Hyman Roth would help advance his career and stature, this moron
believes in Putin. Durak!

The leaks are coming from Russia and Putin!
and they are LAUGHING their asses off in Moscow.




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