The US is to expel 35 Russian diplomats, and shut down two Russian compounds, in response to “harassment” of American diplomats in Moscow and alleged interference in the recent presidential election.
The diplomats being asked to leave work at the Russian embassy in Washington, and at the country’s consulate in San Francisco.
Two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland, used for intelligence gathering, will be closed.
Two US officials said measures were being taken after Russia allegedly hacked US political institutions and individuals.
Moscow has denied hacking.
In addition, Vladimir Putin’s country is accused of helping President-elect Donald Trump, and other Republican candidates, by leaking information… see more