Russia announces plans to expel 35 American diplomats

Russia has announced plans to expel 35 American diplomats from the country in a tit-for-tat response to a similar move by United States of America. Earlier US President Barack Obama had ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats (suspected as spies) and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over their involvement in hacking US political groups in the 2016 presidential election. The US sanctions has also closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland cititng reason that they were used by Russian personnel for “intelligence-related purposes