Saturday, 31 December 2016

U.S. Expels 35 Russian Diplomats, Closes 2 Compounds

The United States President, Barrack Obama has reportedly expelled over 35 Russian diplomats in what can be seen as a direct consequence of the alleged Russia manipulation of the U.S. election. The Russian diplomats will have 72 hours to leave the U.S., and as of noon on Friday, access to the compounds will be denied to all Russian officials. The U.S. official said the United States has assessed that "actions by the diplomats" are "not consistent with diplomatic practice." President Obama also issued sanctions Thursday against Russian entities and individuals for cyber attacks that took place before the 2016 presidential election.

Now, all eyes are on Russia to know exactly how they will react to such high profile political expulsion