The diplomatic mission confirmed that the Russian Foreign Ministry informed US Ambassador Lynn Tracy on September 14 about the decision to declare two diplomats persona non grata, RIA Novosti reports.
The US embassy said it “categorically rejects” the reasons for the “unprovoked expulsion” of its staff. The US authorities will respond appropriately, the diplomatic mission added.
Let us remember that the day before Tracy was summoned to Smolenskaya Square, where she “received harsh management” regarding the incompatibility of the actions of the First Secretary of the United States Embassy, Jeffrey Sillin, and the Second Secretary, David Bernstein. , with diplomatic status. They were ordered to leave Russian territory within seven days.