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Recently about 35 Russian diplomat has been expelled over the hacking scandal during the just concluded presidential election in US. Russian President Vladimir Putin is not keen on retaliating against the United States on this event.

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He declared yesterday that Moscow would not “stoop” to the level of “irresponsible diplomacy”, and would work to restore ties with America under President-elect Donald Trump.

Putin said he

“wouldn’t create problems for American diplomats” 24 hours after Obama announced the expulsion of the Russian diplomats from the United States and ordered the closure of Russian-owned facilities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and on Long Island in New York.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accused the outgoing administration of President Barack Obama of ending in “anti-Russian death throes”. The Russian foreign ministry had formally asked him to expel 35 US diplomats in retaliation.Russia denied involvement in hacking, calling US sanctions “ungrounded”.

Under the US action taken on Thursday: Thirty-five diplomats from Russia’s Washington embassy and its consulate in San Francisco were declared “persona non grata” and given 72 hours to leave the US with their families.

Two properties said to have been used by Russian intelligence services in New York and Maryland will be closed.

Sanctions were announced against nine entities and individuals, including two Russian intelligence agencies, the GRU and the FSB.

Obama, who will be replaced by Donald Trump on January 20, had vowed action against Russia amid US accusations that it directed cyber-attacks on the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Emails stolen from her campaign manager and from the servers of the Democratic National Committee – some containing embarrassing information for Democrats – were released during the election campaign.

President-elect Trump has dismissed the hacking claims as “ridiculous” and said Americans should “get on with our lives” when asked previously about the possibility of sanctions.

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