by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The Times deplorably called illegal US sanctions on Russia a “civic duty,” ignoring congressional breaching of fundamental international and constitutional law, supporting what demands condemnation.
Putin responded by ordering the reduction of Washington’s diplomatic and support staff in Russia to the same number of their counterparts in America – effective September 1.
Washington’s southern Moscow warehouses and Serebryany Bor property were frozen, access by US personnel suspended as of August 1.
Putin said he acted “(b)ecause the American side once again made an absolutely ungrounded…step to deteriorate the Russian-US relations, imposing illegal restrictions and trying to press other countries, including its allies, which are interested in the development and maintaining of relations with Russia.&qu
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