Foreign Minister Lavrov said today: “Because of the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Washington, ten American diplomats will have to leave Russia.” He added that if the United States continues to take hostilities, Moscow is considering other sanctions.
Lavrov said that Russia will prohibit U.S. funds and NGOs from interfering in Russia’s internal affairs, adding that if relations between the two countries become more tense, given that the United States currently employs 450 diplomats in Russia and Russia employs 350 diplomats in the United States, Russia has more employees than Russia in the United States. “
Lavrov also said that Russia has the opportunity to impose a “painful blow” on US commercial projects, but that such measures will not be taken at present. Counterclockwise.
US President Joe Biden signed a decision yesterday to sanction more than 30 Russian employees and organizations on the grounds that they were suspected of interfering in the 2020 presidential election and were suspected of participating in the cyber espionage case last year. Russia firmly denies these two allegations.
The US government announced the expulsion of ten Russian diplomats from the United States, including five Russian Secret Service officials.