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    US Sanctions Russia Over Alleged Interference in Election (40)

    Though the official response to new US sanctions against Moscow will not arrive until Friday, the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom has weighed in.

    In a tweet with a photo of a “lame duck,” the embassy stated that they will be glad to see the last of the “hapless” Obama administration.

    “President Obama expels 35 [Russian flag emoji] diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl [American flag emoji] people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm.,” the account tweeted.

    On Thursday morning, without providing evidence of Russian interference, the US sanctioned six Russian citizens, including the head of Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate. The US is also expelling 35 Russian diplomats, who now have 72 hours to leave the nation.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry’s special envoy Andrey Krutskikh said that Moscow hopes any sanctions imposed by Obama will be lifted by the incoming administration.

    US Sanctions Russia Over Alleged Interference in Election (40)


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