U.S Retaliates Against Russia Ordering Closure Of Consulate And Annexes


The US announced Thursday it will shutter the Russian consulate in San Francisco, as well as annexes in Washington and New York, in response to mandated staff cuts at the US mission in Russia.

The move comes one day before Moscow’s deadline for US personnel to leave their positions and will take effect Saturday.

Back in Washington, a senior administration official told reporters on a conference call that the United States would not be expelling any Russian personnel through this action, and that the Russian government could reassign its staff to other consulates or annexes. Read more at CNN.



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