Trump's desire, often expressed during the 2016 presidential campaign, to improve relations has been hamstrung by findings from US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered to help the Republican against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Stung by the new threat of American sanctions, Russia's Foreign Ministry says the USA must downsize its diplomatic and technical staff in Moscow and other cities. The U.S. Ambassador to Moscow , John Tefft, has "expressed his strong disappointment and protest" over Russia's decision to cut U.S. diplomatic staff in Moscow and seize a dacha compound and warehouse used by American diplomats, a State Department official said on Friday.
Embassy in Russia to reduce the number of its diplomats by September 1. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was also seizing a Moscow dacha compound used by USA diplomats to relax from August 1, as well as a USA diplomatic warehouse in Moscow .
We're all here", Rauner said. Rauner called lawmakers to Springfield this week for three days of a special session to deal with the issue, but with no bill to act on and no negotiations occurring, he's spent time blasting Cullerton and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago for holding up the process.
SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav termed the resignations as an example of "political corruption". The resignations from the SP coincided with the arrival of BJP president Amit Shah in the state capital on a three-day visit to interact with party leaders.
Russia's Foreign Ministry said the new sanctions law "confirms the extreme aggressiveness of the United States in its foreign affairs". It also warned the United States it would respond in kind if Washington chose to expel any Russian diplomats.