Russia Has Prepared 'Tough Response' to US' Seizure of Diplomatic Property
Russia has prepared a "tough" response to the United States' seizure of its diplomatic property in New York and Maryland, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik.
In December 2016, the administration of former US President Barack Obama imposed a set of punitive measures against Russia, including the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and the closure of the two Russian diplomatic compounds. The actions were taken in response to Moscow's alleged interference in the US presidential election, which Russia has repeatedly denied.
Back in December, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided not to respond to sanctions imposed by the outgoing US administration and act in accordance with the ties built with the new US leadership.