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Newsline: Moscow voices concern over Washington’s threat to expel Russian Ambassador

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Washington’s threat of a possible departure of the Russian Ambassador from the US over visa disagreements was a serious threat. “The threat is serious,” the Kremlin official told journalists. (https://tass.com/politics/1393923) As Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov told reporters earlier, the US Department of State told Russian diplomats that the Russian Ambassador would have to leave the US by April if Moscow didn’t fulfill a number of Washington’s conditions on issuing visas to the bodyguards of the US envoy to Russia. At the same time, according to the Russian diplomat, “there are no advancements either in regard to the diplomatic property, or in regard to the issuance of visas or in the development of relations.” He noted that he saw “only a trend towards a worsening” of the situation.

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