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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Press release on summoning US Deputy Head of Mission to Foreign Ministry

21 April 202116:13

On April 21, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy Bart Gorman was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was handed a note saying that 10 US Embassy employees in Moscow had been declared persona non grata. These people have been ordered to leave the Russian Federation before the end of the day on May 21.

This measure is a tit-for-tat response to the hostile actions carried out by the US side against a number of Russian Embassy employees in Washington, and the Russian Consulate General in New York, who were groundlessly declared persona non grata.

Further steps included in the set of response measures to the latest wave of unlawful anti-Russian US sanctions will follow in the nearest future pursuant to the Foreign Ministry statement made on April 16.

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