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The United States has deported 27 Russian diplomats

Washington – The United States has refused to extend the visas of 27 Russian diplomats and ordered them to leave the country by January 30.

Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antoniov, told the media that 27 Russian diplomats and their families had been told to return to Russia from the United States, after which they would leave on January 30. Will

Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said in an interview that our diplomats were being evacuated and that we were facing a severe shortage of staff. A large group of my colleagues will leave us with their families on January 30 and return to Russia.
Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said about 200 Russian diplomats were on duty in the United States as of October 29, including staff from the Russian mission to the United Nations.

On the other hand, the US government had said last month that the US mission in Russia has been reduced from 1,200 to 120 since 2017, mainly due to unwarranted evictions and sanctions.

Russia has said more than 125 Russian diplomats and their families have been forced to leave the United States since 2016.

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