|The United States Expels 35 Russian Diplomats Suspected Of Interfering In The US Election|
The United States ordered on Thursday 29 December the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats in Washington and San Francisco accused of interference in the US presidential election. Washington has also closed two Russian centers in New York and Maryland, among other measures. These sanctions are in response to Russian efforts to "harm US interests," said President Barack Obama.
The 35 diplomats have 72 hours to leave the US. Access to both centers will be prohibited from Friday noon. And the sanctions will not stop there, added the US president in a statement, warning that the United States would take other measures "at the time we choose", "including transactions that will not be revealed to the public ".
In his statement, the president said that he punished the GRU and the FSB, the two Russian intelligence services, and the companies that provided "material support" for the GRU's IT operations.
Trump does not believe in Democrat camp charges
It has been several weeks since the US president threatened Moscow with retaliation. "I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government trying to influence the integrity of our elections [...] we must take action and that is what we will do," Had He recently told the National Public Radio (NPR).
Including Washington accuses Russian hackers of stealing tens of thousands of emails, Democratic politicians. These messages were then put online, throwing a crude light on the internal deliberations of the Democratic camp and blurring the message of his candidate.
Donald Trump, who will take up his post on January 20, wants to maintain better relations with Moscow and does not hide his admiration for President Vladimir Putin. He said he did not "believe" in the accusations. It is unclear whether the businessman, once invested, will be able to reconsider the measures taken on Thursday by the outgoing administration