As many of you know, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and the Congressional Republicans recently sanctioned Russia and stripped Trump of some of his powers due to their belief in the conspiracy theory that Russia “interfered” in the 2016 elections, despite being unable to coherently explain to the American people the nature of this “interference.”
President Vladimir Putin said 755 US diplomats must leave Russia and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time, in a move Sunday that followed tough new American sanctions.
The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded Washington cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 — the same number Moscow has in the US.
“More than a thousand people were working and are still working” at the US embassy and consulates, Putin said in an interview with Rossia-24 television.
“755 people must stop their activities in Russia.”
Putin added that an upturn in Russia’s relations with Washington could not be expected “any time soon”.