Russia expels 10 staff from US embassy in Moscow

Russia expels 10 staff from US embassy in Moscow
Vladimir Putin during the national speech. EFE / EPA / MAXIM SHIPENKOV

Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday fired ten employees of the US embassy in Moscow. In response to a similar move by Washington.

Therefore, after summoning the Ministerial Adviser to the Legion, he stated it, Bartle Gorman, Appointment Here you are given a note These ten employees are declared “non-gratas”, According to a report by the Russian Foreign Ministry Sputnik. The diplomats in question must leave the country before May 22.

Relations between the United States and Russia have soured in recent weeks. Due to the situation on the Eurasian border with Ukraine or the Russian enemy Alexei Navalny, Who are imprisoned.

Washington imposed sanctions on RussiaHe listed Moscow’s “harmful” actions, including the expulsion of ten ambassadors, as “attempts” to undermine or facilitate democratic elections and democratic institutions in the United States or to participate in malicious cyber activities.

He also blamed the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service “Author” of Cybertack against ‘Software’ Solar WindsIt affected about 10 U.S. government agencies and more than 100 private companies in early 2021.

Following the announcement, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the US ambassador to Moscow. John Sullivan, And promised a “strong” response to sanctions. Sullivan announced Tuesday that he was traveling to Washington for “advice.”, With a view to knowing what is the current status of bilateral relations.

File photo: US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan speaks to reporters in Moscow, Russia on January 30, 2020.  REUTERS / Evgenia Novozhenina
File photo: US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan speaks to reporters in Moscow, Russia on January 30, 2020. REUTERS / Evgenia Novozhenina

Presidential Administration, Joe Python reiterated on several occasions that he seeks a “stable” and “predictable” relationship with Moscow., Something that moved the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, After Russia confirmed military maneuvers near the Ukrainian border, some members of the international community in support of Kiev in a telephone call addressed the escalation of tensions in Ukraine.

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In the conversation, Biden again invited Putin to attend a climate summit he had just organized, which would begin this Thursday. The Russian president has already confirmed his arrival.

(With information from Europa Publishing)

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