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US tightens visa procedure for Russian diplomats

Russia's Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov (pictured) stated on Monday that the US has "suddenly" tightened the procedure for getting visas for Russian diplomats.

Additionally, due to these new requirements, the US government handed Russia a list of 24 diplomats that will not have their visas extended. This means that those diplomats will have to leave the US by September 3.

Even though talks between Russia and the US are still ongoing, tensions remain, and over the weekend it was reported that the US plans to keep its embassy working with a minimal number of employees due to restrictions placed on them by the Russian government.

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