US president Barack Obama has ordered sanctions against Russian officials and intelligence services in response to election hacking.
In total 35 Russian diplomats have been told to leave the country within the next 72 hours.
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Two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland have also been closed in response to a campaign of harassment by Russia against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official has said.
The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the Russian diplomats would be given 72 hours to leave the United States.
Access to the two compounds will be denied to all Russian officials as of noon tomorrow, the official added.
‘These actions were taken to respond to Russian harassment of American diplomats and actions by the diplomats that we have assessed to be not consistent with diplomatic practice,’ the official told Reuters.