US Expels Russian Diplomats & Closes Compounds

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Obama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hacking


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    The Obama administration announced sanctions Thursday against Russia’s two leading intelligence services, while ejecting dozens of intelligence operatives from the U.S., as part of a response to what it says are efforts by Moscow to influence the 2016 election.

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    Using an executive order, Obama sanctioned the GRU and the FSB -- two of Russia's intelligence services" as well as other entities and individuals within the GRU.

    In addition to the sanctions, the State Department has declared 35 Russian intelligence operatives "persona non grata" in the U.S., and is shutting down two Russian compounds in Maryland and New York.

    "These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interests in violation of established international norms of behavior," Obama said in a statement.

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    https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxn...in-response-to-hacking.amp.html?client=safari
     
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    YarS Lieutenant Colonel

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    It is just an agony.
     
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    The democrats are getting back at Putin over the election, at least some spies got kicked out (Hopefully not prematurely).

    ‘We won’t send anyone away’: Putin declines to retaliate against Obama’s expulsion of Russian diplomats
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin decided against a tit-for-tat retaliation for outgoing President Barack Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S. over cyberattacks allegedly backed by the Kremlin and aimed at interfering with the 2016 election campaign.

    “We won’t send anyone away,” Putin said in a statement from the Kremlin after his Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asked to approve a mirror expulsion of U.S. diplomats in a televised meeting on Friday.

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesU.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House December 16, 2016 in Washington, DC.
    The Russian government accused the outgoing U.S. administration of spending its last weeks in power trying to sabotage President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to seek better relations with the Kremlin. Trump has said he wants to cooperate with Putin in fighting terrorism and may review sanctions that Obama imposed over Russia’s involvement in a conflict in Ukraine.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/w...against-obamas-expulsion-of-russian-diplomats

    Smart Putin
     
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    they say 1 or 2 of our Embassies were closed as well
     
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    We'll see, what Trump will do. My bet, that he will make another anti-Russian step. He is Yank, you know. They have no word "справедливость" (spravedlivost'). No word - no object.
     
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    If they are spies then its good that they got sent home. US intelligence agencies have confirmed that Russia interfered with the US election, retaliation is normal. America is probably also interfering in Russia.
     
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    Every diplomat is a spy. It is their work. But it is "un mauvais ton" to send them from the country without real proves.
     
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