35 informed Russian diplomats in the US were declared persona non grata
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The plane sent from the US Russian diplomats flew from Washington, said Sunday.
About it reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the press service of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
“The plane took off, all gone,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
Earlier it was reported that Moscow has sent diplomats over the liner Il-96.
We will remind, on December 29, the US imposed sanctions against nine Russian institutions, companies and individuals, including against the GRU and the FSB, for “meddling in the election”. In addition, 35 Russian diplomats in the US were declared persona non grata.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow, in response, will not send American diplomats. Moscow reserves right to retaliate, but would not stoop to the level of “cooking” diplomacy, said the head of state.