Foreign Minister invited Putin to announce 35 of U.S. diplomats persona non grata

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia proposed by President Vladimir Putin to expel 31 officers of the embassies of the USA and 4 employees of the Consulate General in St. Petersburg, said foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Such measures will respond to the sanctions that the U.S. government introduced the day before.

Lavrov also proposed to ban American diplomats to use a dacha in Serebryany Bor. The Minister expressed hope that Moscow will promptly consider all proposals in response to the sanctions. He also assured that Russia will not leave sanctions without a response, the United States, but will operate on the principles of reciprocity.