Russia vows retaliation against US

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Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President
Russia has said it would respond in kind to the U.S. expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and other sanctions following the Russian hacking of U.S. political parties before the 2016 presidential elections.

“I cannot say now what the response will be, although, as we know, there is no alternative here to the principle of reciprocity,” said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov in a statement late Thursday evening reported by the Interfax news service.

He said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would decide the exact response.

“The response will be formulated in a direction determined by the president of the Russia,” he said.


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