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Russia to expel 60 US Diplomats and shut US Consulate

  • Russia is going to expel 60 diplomats -58 from the US mission in Moscow and 2 from Yekaterinburg. It will also close the US Consulate in Saint Petersburg with response to similar moves taken by the US. According to reports, the US Ambassador Jon Huntsman had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry and had been informed about the retaliation measures. The Trump administration had earlier expelled 60 Russian diplomats and shut the consulate general of the country in Seattle.