Reference News Network reported on November 29 According to a report by TASS Moscow on November 27, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoli Antonov said on the social media channel Solovyov Live on the 27th that 27 Russian diplomats and their families will be forced to leave the United States on January 30 next year. China, the same number of staff of Russian diplomatic missions will leave on June 30 next year.
Antonov pointed out: “Our diplomats (in the United States) have been expelled. On January 30, a large number of comrades will leave us – 27 people and their families. On June 30, almost the same number of people left.
Antonov stressed that the visa issue of Russian diplomats in the United States has not been resolved so far, and some people have deliberately separated their families. He said, “We are facing a serious shortage of personnel. Many of our gay spouses have been revoked from their permits to stay abroad. Children can’t get visas either. I don’t know the purpose of this policy of splitting up the families of Russian diplomats. He said that this happened against the backdrop of Americans’ self-proclaimed “valuation of family traditions”.
The Russian ambassador pointed out that the United States has not changed its negative attitude towards Russia and continues to regard it as an enemy. Washington’s sanctions policy against Moscow has not changed.
He said, “There has been almost no change. The atmosphere here (the United States) is still suffering from Russia-phobia: the media, Congress, state organs, all of which hinder the establishment of Russian-American relations.