US expels two Russian officials following attack on diplomat in Moscow

The US has expelled two Russian officials in response to an attack on an American diplomat in Moscow.

A representative of the US State Department, John Kirby, told journalists on July 8 that this step was taken on June 17, shortly after the incident, but he refused to disclose the details.

Earlier, Kirby said at a briefing that a Russian police officer attacked an American diplomat in Moscow when he tried to enter the building of the US Embassy. “This action was unprovoked and it has endangered the security of our employees,” the representative of the US State Department said.

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