US senators from the Democratic and Republican parties have proposed to President Joe Biden to expel 300 Russian diplomats if the Russian authorities refuse to increase the number of US diplomats in Russia. Text of the letter appeared on the page of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Senators, including the head of the foreign relations committee, Bob Menendez, and the deputy chairman of the intelligence committee, Marco Rubio, wrote a letter to the American leader to increase the number of embassy staff in Moscow. If the Russian authorities refuse to cooperate on this issue, they are calling for the expulsion of 300 Russian diplomats from the United States.
“The imbalance in the diplomatic mission is unacceptable. Russia must issue enough visas to achieve parity in the numbers of American diplomats in Russia and Russian diplomats in the United States. If this is not done, we urge you to start expelling Russian diplomats, ”the letter says (RBC quote).
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