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Russia: Moscow does not want to escalate situation around U.S. diplomats - agencies

Russia: Moscow does not want to escalate situation around U.S. diplomats - agencies
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov looks on at the start of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva. Photo: Reuters
Published: 11:00 PM, September 12, 2017
Updated: 8:15 AM, September 13, 2017

MOSCOW - Moscow does not want to escalate the situation around U.S. diplomats in Russia, Russian news agencies cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Tuesday after talks with U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon in Helsinki.

Ryabkov said Moscow is not currently planning to further reduce the number of U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, the agencies reported. REUTERS