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Friday, December 30, 2016

Russia Foreign Ministry Advises: Expel 35 US Diplomats After US Sanctions

Russia’s Foreign Ministry is advising Russian President Putin expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to President Obama’s sanctions over the country’s alleged use of cyberattacks to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

“We cannot leave such acts unanswered. Reciprocity is part of diplomatic law,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a statement on the ministry’s website.

 Lavrov said the foreign ministry had proposed that these measures be approved by President Vladimir Putin, which is expected to happen shortly.

This is like little kids fighting, but these kids have nuclear weapons.

 -RW

(via WSJ)

UPDATE

CORRECTION

There is a grown-up in the room:

@WSJbreakingnews: Putin says Russia won't expel American diplomats, despite U.S. sanctions for alleged hacking

UPDATE 2

Statement from Putin.

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