Alexei Druzhinin – Sputnik / Kremlin Pool via AP; Andrew Harnik / APTensions between Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President Joe Biden, right, grew when Biden called Putin a “killer” in an interview with ABC News. (Alexei Druzhinin – Sputnik / Kremlin Pool via AP; Andrew Harnik / AP)
Russia’s top diplomat has announced the country is expelling 10 American diplomats from the country in response to sanctions the White House imposed on the Kremlin through an executive order on Thursday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that President Joe Biden’s executive order blacklisting some of his country’s private companies and financial institutions and kicking out diplomats over alleged interference in the 2020 election would be met with an equal reaction from Moscow.
Reuters reported Lavrov announced the expulsions of the U.S. government employees when speaking to reporters.
He said the Kremlin was considering additional “painful” measures to