Putin refused to expel American diplomats from Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian side will not “create problems for American diplomats.” “We’re not going to send”, — he added.

As noted in the statement the heads of Russia, “new unfriendly steps of the outgoing US administration” in the Kremlin regarded “as a provocation aimed at further undermining Russian-American relations.”

“Reserving the right to retaliate, we will not stoop to the level of “cooking”, irresponsible diplomacy,” — said Putin. Further steps “for the restoration of Russian-American relations,” the Russian administration, according to Putin, to take “based on the policy that will carry out the administration of the [elected] President Donald trump”.