Media: the USA is preparing a response to the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia

Washington regrets Moscow’s decision to reduce the staff of American diplomatic missions in Russia and is considering a response, as stated to RIA Novosti by a U.S. State Department representative.

"This unjustified measure is regrettable. We are estimating the impact of this reduction and how to respond to it. There are no other comments at this time," the U.S. State Department representative said.

Russia responded to the passing of a new sanctions bill by the U.S. Congress by demanding a massive reduction in the number of American diplomats in Russia by September 1st, to equate them with the number of Russian diplomats in the United States. As a result of the new measures against the U.S., 755 American diplomats will have to leave Russia.

  USA, Russia, Expulsion of diplomats