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Putin’s Press Secretary Peskov called the expulsion of the deputy head of the US diplomatic mission from Russia ‘a response to a provocation’

Source: Interfax

Moscow. February 18. INTERFAX.RU – The expulsion of the deputy head of the US diplomatic mission from Russia is a response to a provocation, said Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation.

“As for the expulsion of an American diplomat, this is a retaliatory measure. This cannot be a measure that is an act of provocation. This is a response to a provocation,” Peskov said.

The expulsion from the Russian Federation of Deputy Head of the US Diplomatic Mission Bartle Gorman became known the day before, on February 17. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that they made such a decision in response to the expulsion of the adviser-envoy of the Russian embassy in Washington. Keep reading »