Moscow, July 31: Finally Russia gets back at the US on the sanction issue with a massive cut in the diplomatic tie. Following a series of events, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Sunday that US diplomatic presence in Russia will be cut by 755 people. This measure comes as a response to recent US Sanction on Russia which passed US Senate on Thursday.
Initially, a US statement on the bill against Russia said,“ “both parties in the House and Senate have reached agreement on sanctions legislation that will hold Russia and Iran accountable for their destabilizing actions around the world”. Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project has been viewed as a threat to the energy security of Ukraine. The package punishes Russia for meddling in the U.S. presidential elections and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.
The Russian embassy in the US already said Russia would reply with mirror action. "We could imagine, theoretically, that one day a moment would come when the damage of attempts to put pressure on Russia will be comparable to the negative consequences of certain limitations of our cooperation. Well, if that moment ever comes, we could discuss other response options." , Putin said.