Russia’s ambassador to the US calls the expulsion a “grave mistake”
The Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov called the US decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats a “very bad step” and that the US “will understand what kind of grave mistake they did and I hope that maybe in the future our relations will be restored” in a video tweeted by embassy’s official twitter page on Monday.
“I consider this actions counterproductive. I said that the United States did very bad step, undercutting a little what we still have in Russian-American relations. These decisions are going against to the telephone conversation between our two presidents,” Antonov said.
The ambassador added: “it’s up to United States to decide what kind of relations they want to have with the Russian federation.”