US expels Russia’s No 2 diplomat at Washington embassy as ties hit new low

Feb 24, 2022 | INVESTING

The United States has expelled Russia’s second-highest ranking diplomat in Washington in retaliation for the Russian expulsion of the No 2 US diplomat in Moscow earlier this month, a senior State Department official said on Thursday.The expulsion is unrelated to the unfolding Russian invasion of Ukraine and is part of a long-running dispute between Washington and Moscow over embassy staffing.However, it comes as tensions between the two capitals have hit a post-Cold War high over Ukraine.The…

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