Russia and USA Crisis Deepens as 27 More Russian Diplomats Deported from U.S.
Russia’s ambassador to the United States has announced that 27 more Russian diplomats and their families will be deported from the United States on January 30.
“Our diplomats are being deported. Μεγάλη A large group of my comrades, 27 people with their families, will leave us on January 30. ουμε We are facing a serious shortage of manpower ,” Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said in an interview with Soloviev Live on Youtube.
More than 100 Russian diplomats have left
Russia has announced that more than 100 diplomats and their families have been forced to leave the United States since 2016, when relations between the two countries deteriorated.
As of October 29, nearly 200 Russian diplomats were in the United States, including members of the Russian delegation to the United Nations, according to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
Last month, the government of Joe Biden said that the staff of the US diplomatic mission in Russia has been reduced to 120 from 1,200 in early 2017 after a series of deportations and restrictions.
The US embassy in Moscow stopped issuing non-diplomatic visas this year and added Russians to a list of “stateless nationals” who can apply for visas in other countries.