Russia has come up with ways to respond to the new US sanctions

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July 27, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

KtovKurse – by Inessa Sinchougova 

One of the responses to US sanctions against Russia could be the arrest of the American embassy in Russia and its storage facilities, as well as the expulsion of 35 American diplomats from the country, Kommersant writes.

Today the number of employees of the American diplomatic mission is greater than the number of Russian diplomats working in Washington.

1) As a “mirror measure”, Russia can expel 35 American diplomats from the country and arrest the holiday home complex of the American embassy in Serebryany Bor together with warehouses.

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This option was previously considered by Russia, since in December 2016. Because of the alleged interference by Moscow in the presidential elections, the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the country and arrested embassy residences in the suburbs of New York and Washington.

2) Among the theoretically possible measures is the renunciation of cooperation with Washington in the diplomatic sphere on critical issues for the US, such as strengthening measures of pressure on the DPRC.

3) The head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Alexander Shokhin, noted that a sensible step would be the refusal to supply Russian RD-180 engines to the US and the termination of joint work on the operation of the International Space Station.

Earlier, the House of Representatives of the US Congress adopted a new package of anti-Russian sanctions. Next, there should be a vote in the Senate, after which, the document must be signed by US President Donald Trump.

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