Moscow limits US diplomatic missions staff to 455

Moscow, July 28 (IANS) Russia on Friday downsized to 455 persons the total number of personnel in US diplomatic and consular missions, the Foreign Ministry said.

Moscow also suspended from “August 1 use by the US embassy of all warehouses in Dorozhnaya Street and the property in Serebryany Bor”, TASS news agency quoted the ministry as saying in a statement.
The move comes a day after the US Congress on July 27 adopted a new bill on tougher sanctions against Russia.

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