Moscow limits US diplomatic missions staff to 455

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Moscow, July 28 (IANS) Russia on Friday downsized to 455 persons the total number of personnel in US diplomatic and consular missions, the Foreign Ministry said.

Moscow also suspended from “August 1 use by the US embassy of all warehouses in Dorozhnaya Street and the property in Serebryany Bor”, TASS news agency quoted the ministry as saying in a statement.

The move comes a day after the US Congress on July 27 adopted a new bill on tougher sanctions against Russia.

–IANS

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