The Daily Caller reports:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected recommendations from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to expel 35 U.S. diplomats from the country.
“The new unfriendly measures by the US administration are regarded as provocative, designed to further undermine relations,” Putin said in a statement on the Kremlin website. “We will not create problems for American diplomats. We will not expel anyone.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier announced plans to expel 35 U.S. diplomats Friday in response to a similar move by the White House.
Lavrov also recommended Putin shut down two U.S. diplomatic compounds in the country.
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