U.S. Embassy in Russia removes its belongings from confiscated summer house

Workers at the U.S. Embassy in Russia have vacated the summer house in Serebryany Bor and the warehouse on Dorognaya Street, Interfax reports.

“The U.S. Embassy in Russia was able to gain access to the summer house for the diplomats in Serebryany Bor. We removed the remaining furniture, kitchen utensils and barbecue facilities, as well as equipment for the children's playground,” said press secretary of the diplomatic mission Maria Olson.

Also, American diplomats managed to take all the things out of the warehouse.

It was reported that for several days, embassy officials in Russia were not allowed to enter the diplomatic summer house in Serebryany Bor.

The ban on the U.S. Embassy in Russia using the summer house in Serebryany Bor and the warehouse on Dorognaya Street in the south of Moscow by went into effect on Tuesday, August 1.

On July 28, Russia announced retaliatory measures against Washington in connection with the adoption of a bill in the U.S. Congress on sanctions against the Russian Federation. As of September 1, the number of employees working in U.S. diplomatic missions in Russia will be reduced to 455. American diplomats were also forbidden to use storage facilities in Moscow and a summer house in the Serebryany Bor.

On July 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would expel 755 employees from the U.S. embassy and consulates.

As reported, President of the United States Donald Trump has already familiarized himself with the final version of the bill on imposing more stringent sanctions against Russia, and intends to sign it. The bill is supported by both houses of the U.S. Congress.

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