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See Russian embassy’s hilarious response to Obama’s sanctions

The tweet came in response to an order from Washington to expel 35 Russian diplomats

The Russian response to Barack Obama’s announcement that he was expelling 35 diplomats over the alleged cyber attack on the US election, was fast, and in some cases, rather amusing.

As officials in Moscow said that US diplomats would be ordered to leave in a tit-for-tat response, the Russian Embassy used Twitter to make its point with little panache.

“President Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in Cold War deja vu. Everybody, including American people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless administration,” it read.

Mr Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials, kicked out 35 Russian officials and closed down two Russian-owned compounds in the U.S. It was the strongest action the Obama administration has taken to date to retaliate for a cyberattack.

H/T the Independent

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