Russia has promised to respond to the expulsion of 35 of its diplomats from the USA, amid a bitter dispute over alleged Russian interference in the recent US presidential election.
A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said the Russia’s reaction would cause the US “significant discomfort”.
President Barack Obama had vowed action against Russia amid US accusations that it directed cyber-attacks on the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Russia has denied any hacking involvement and called the US action “ungrounded”.
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