USA Today in response to alleged interference of Russia in the US presidential election imposed harsh sanctions on Moscow involving the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and the closure of two facilities.
– Ordered the takeover of several actions in response to violent intimidation of the Russian government to US officials and cyber operations whose target was the US election, said US President Barack Obama outgoing.
– These actions followed repeated private and public warnings that we sent to the Russian government and are necessary and adequate response to the effort to harm US interests in violation of basic international norms of behavior, attitudes Obama.
Among the announced measures are sanctions for Russian intelligence agency FSB and GRU, and to 35 Russian operatives who have been declared “persona non grata” and the closure of two Russian facilities in New York and Maryland to the United States claim that the use of “intelligence goals. ”
An anonymous US official said that Russian diplomats were given 72 hours to leave the United States.
– Access to the facilities would be banned from all Russian officials tomorrow afternoon, the official added.