the US for expelling 35 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions on two
of the country’s intelligence agencies on Thursday. He made this
statement after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the country
planned to expel 35 U.S. diplomatic staff from Moscow and close two
facilities used by the U.S. embassy in Russia.
actions of President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office next month,
when deciding on further steps in Russia-U.S. relations. A move
President-elect Trump approved.
He took to his Twitter account to Praise Putin for his decision, saying he was a smart man.
He then tweeted later in the day mocking CNN and NBC News.