Russia cuts US diplomatic presence in retaliation for sanctions

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Ambassador John Tefft summoned to foreign ministry to be told of decision, with US embassy dacha also seized by Russians

Russia’s foreign ministry has ordered a reduction in the US diplomatic presence in the country and seized a US embassy dacha in retaliation for a wave of sanctions approved by Congress this week.

The US ambassador to Russia, John Tefft, was summoned to the foreign ministry on Friday morning to be given the news. A statement posted on the ministry’s website said the number of diplomatic and technical personnel across US diplomatic missions in Russia should not exceed 455.

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