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US Boots 2 Russian Diplomats Over Attack On American Diplomat

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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The U.S State Department expelled two Russian diplomats on June 17, after reports surfaced of a Russian state security agent tackling and beating an American diplomat on the steps of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Russia revealed it had declared two American diplomats “persona non-grata” in response after America’s “unfriendly move.” “The U.S. government really has demanded the departure of two staff members of the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., without presenting any complaints to them. And the U.S. State Department at a high level proposed us not to make this fact public. As you can see, American diplomats don’t stand by their own words,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Sputnik International News on July 9.

State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters on July 9 the Russian attack was  unprovoked and endangered the safety of our employee.” Kirby elaborated that the incident was the most egregious example of two years of “increased harassment” by Russia since the Ukrainian crisis in 2014.

In President Obama’s first term Russian spies broke into the United States defense attache’s home and assassinated his dog, they told The Washington Post based on the memos. In another stunning instance, a Russian spy broke into one U.S. diplomat’s house and defecated in the middle of his living room carpet.

Russian spies reportedly routinely break into U.S. diplomats houses to turn all the lights and TV on, just to signal that U.S. diplomats are vulnerable in Europe. In Moscow U.S. diplomats can expect to have their tires slashed and be followed constantly. If you’re the ambassador, Russian thugs will follow your children to school just to make a point that they can. Russian’s will also show up to U.S. diplomatic social engagements uninvited to harass attendee’s.

A spokesmen for the Russian government justified the practice to The Washington Post saying, “The deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations, which was not caused by us, but rather by the current Administrations’ policy of sanctions.” The spokesman declared, “The Russian side has never acted proactively to negatively affect U.S. diplomats in any way.”

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