Monday, August 8, 2022

US ‘Reportedly’ Withdraws All Diplomatic Cars From Moscow

According to circulating online reports, all the vehicles having diplomatic license plates on Tuesday have left the territory of the US Embassy’s former compound, located in the Serebryany Bor area, the outskirts of Moscow.A news correspondent specified that the last two US embassy employees locked the gates of the summer house before leaving. Moscow announced on July 28 countermeasures in response to the looming US anti-Russia sanctions bill and expulsion of 35 Russian diplomatic staff from the US and seizure of two Russian diplomatic compounds in the United States in late 2016.In that same year’s December, Washington adopted sanctions targeting Russia over its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, something which Moscow has repeatedly denied. As part of the restrictions, the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats and banned Russia from access to two diplomatic compounds being used by the Russian Embassy in Washington, as well as Russia’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. Russian diplomats in the US had less than 24 hours to vacate diplomatic property and 72 hours to leave the United States.Photo Credit: Getty

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