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World news:U.S. Senator reacted to the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia.

Influential us Senator, the Chairman of the Committee on Armed forces John McCain reacted harshly to the statement of the Russian leadership to reduce by 755 people, the staff of the American diplomatic agencies in Russia.

He wrote about this in his Twitter on Monday.

“It is not surprising that Putin expels American diplomats, but he and his friends will pay more for their attack on our democracy,” the Senator said.

As reported, the Russian side last week announced that from September 1, reduces the number of diplomatic and technical staff who work at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and at the consulates General in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, to 455.

Later, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in interview to TV channel Russia-1 said that the us needs to reduce its staff to 755 employees .

In this regard, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said that it may have a negative impact on the process of issuing U.S. visas for Russians.

In addition, the Russian government from August 1 discontinues the use of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow all storage areas on a Traffic street, and cottages in Serebryany Bor.

Such actions in Moscow to explain the enactment by Congress of the bill with an expanded package of sanctions against Russia, but the document has not yet entered into force of the law, since the necessary signature of the President of the United States.