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Russia takes over U.S. compound in Moscow in retaliation over sanctions

05:22 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Russia takes over U.S. compound in Moscow in retaliation over sanctionsRussian authorities on Wednesday took over a summer-house compound in Moscow leased by the U.S. embassy, five days after the Kremlin ordered Washington to slash its diplomatic presence in Russia. In retaliation for new U.S. sanctions, President Vladimir Putin has ordered the United States to cut around 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia by Sept. 1, and said Moscow would seize a dacha country villa used by U.S. embassy staff and a warehouse.


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