The president of Russia said on air of Russian TV, Censor.NET reports citing Vesti.RU.
"A thousand something people - diplomats and technical staff - have been working in Russia, 755 will have to stop their activities in the Russian Federation. This is significant," Putin said.
The Russian leader said Moscow made this decision because the U.S. side "took a non-provoked step to deteriorate Russia-U.S. relations."
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