US ambassador summoned to Russian foreign ministry over sanctions

# 16:57
15 April 2021

US Ambassador has been summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affair, said Russian MFA official Maria Zakharova at today's briefing, APA's correspondent in Moscow reports.

“The United States bears full responsibility for the occurrences. Russia’s response to the sanctions will be inevitable. I note that US Ambassador in Moscow has already been summoned to the Russian MFA related to the sanctions,” Zakharova noted.

Note that the White House announced the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats and announced a new round of sanctions against Russia. The moves are in response to interference in last year’s presidential election as well as the hacking last year of federal government agencies. The U.S. for the first time explicitly linked that intrusion to a Russian intelligence service.