Russia orders U.S. to cut diplomatic staff, says to seize diplomatic property

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia ordered the United States to cut its diplomatic staff by Sept. 1 and said it was seizing a dacha compound and warehouse used by U.S. diplomats in retaliation for new U.S. sanctions against Moscow.

Russia’s retaliation, outlined in a statement from the Foreign Ministry, came a day after the U.S. Senate voted to slap new sanctions on Russia, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and anger his own Republican Party.

Source: Russia orders U.S. to cut diplomatic staff, says to seize diplomatic property

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