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Washington to introduce more restrictions on Russian diplomats

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Washington to introduce more restrictions on Russian diplomats


14.08.2017

Unsplash/Robbie NobleUS Authorites are preparing additional restrictive policies for Russian diplomats, Izvestia newspaper reports. It is possible that Russian representatives will be limited moving around the country or US authorities toughen the notification procedure. The final decision is to be taken by the beginning of the fall.

As was learned from diplomatic sources, the radius of movements within United States for diplomats and technical personnel is planned to be reduced from 40 to 16-24 kilometres. Moreover, a Notification procedure is planned to be implemented for our diplomats. It is possible that one of the most tough measures might be taken in the close future: Russian representatives would have to notify American authorities 3 business days before if they plan to go away of the “allowed” distance.

Ex-president of United States has implemented 25 miles (40 kilometres) movement restriction for junior and mid-level employees. The current authorities try to spread this rule to all ranks of diplomats and reduce the distance.

Let us remember, 755 American diplomats will have to leave Russia as a result of anti-Russian sanctions by September, 1. As a result the number of the diplomatic representatives on both sides will equal.

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