MOSCOW, July 28. /TASS/. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft was summoned on Friday to the Ministry of foreign Affairs, where Deputy Minister Sergei Ryabkov gave him a statement of the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation on countermeasures against us diplomats. This was reported in the Russian foreign Ministry.
“July 28, the Russian foreign Ministry had summoned the US Ambassador John Tefft, to whom was referred the statement of the Russian foreign Ministry about the decisions taken in respect of the personnel of the American diplomatic missions and their objects, and also received the relevant notification by diplomatic notes”, – stated in the message
The Russian foreign Ministry on Friday issued a statement in response to the extension of anti-Russian sanctions from the United States. In particular, it States that Russia reduce the number of American diplomats to 455 and closes access from August 1 to the Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor. On 27 July, the US Congress completed its voting procedure under the new law, which tightens restrictive measures against Russia.