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US Bids ‘Do Svidaniya’ to Russian Staff at Moscow Embassy

The Epoch Times

July 31, 2021 Updated: July 31, 2021

MOSCOW—The United States said Friday it has laid off nearly 200 local staffers working for its diplomatic missions in Russia ahead of an Aug. 1 deadline set by the Kremlin for their dismissal. The move is just the latest in a series of measures taken by both sides that have strained U.S.-Russia relations.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the layoffs are regrettable and something the United States had hoped to avert, despite a sharp deterioration in ties between Moscow and Washington, which show few signs of improvement.

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