Ryabkov: limit number of U.S. diplomats in Russia will take effect from 1 September

NOVO-OGARYOVO, July 28. /TASS/. The first part of restrictive measures against American diplomats in Russia will start to operate from 1 September. This was reported to journalists by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

“On 28 July, the American side was announced measures to reduce the diplomatic presence of the USA in the Russian Federation, and suspension of use of objects of diplomatic property belonging to the U.S. Embassy. The first of these measures take effect from 1 September,” he said.

Ryabkov also said that Moscow has warned Washington against attempts to use the decision of the Russian Federation on countermeasures “to further discharge the unwinding of the spiral of measures and conrmer”.

The Deputy foreign Minister stressed that Moscow will never submit to us sanctions the methods used by Washington. “Russia will never submit to this kind of techniques, we stand for international law, for fair, consistent finding those much-needed junctions to international problems that can only be found together,” said Ryabkov.