According to Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Vladimir Putin is about to expel US diplomats.
The Russian President is also set to shut down some U.S. compounds in Russia if the US President Donald Trump does not reopen two Russian recreational estates in America that were shut down in 2016.
Former US president Barack Obama last year expelled 35 Russian officials from the US and shut down two Russian estates citing Russia’s involvement in US election. Obama’s administration alleged that the two estates were being used for spy operations.
President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin last week discussed the two diplomatic compounds, but did not reach an agreement.
Russia Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that Moscow will have to take reciprocal measures if the issue is not resolved.