Russian Foreign Ministry to control reduction of US diplomatic staff
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has set up mechanisms to control the reduction of the US diplomatic staff, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
"The Americans are aware what kind of information we demand from them in this regard," he noted.
Ryabkov also pointed out that Moscow "is not going into details concerning who will have to leave and with whom contracts will be terminated."
"The important thing for us is that they cut the necessary number of people to reach the defined level [455 personnel]. We will look into that when September 1 comes," TASS cited Ryabkov as saying.