Putin says U.S. must cut 755 diplomatic staff
31 July 2017 | 5:45 am
President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Russia could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress.
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