The United States has expelled Sergey Trepelkov, undersecretary of the Embassy at the Russian Embassy in Washington.
During the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Russia recently retaliated against the United States after the United States expelled Deputy Ambassador to Moscow Bart Gorman. The United States, which had previously announced that russia’s decision would be responded to at the same level, reported the deportation of Sergey Trepelkov, undersecretary of the Embassy at the Russian Embassy in Washington.
The decision to deport Trepelkov, who is the ‘second man’ in the United States for Russia, has been communicated to the Russian side, Russian and US media reported, citing US officials. U.S. officials said the decision was made in retaliation for Russia’s decision to expede Gorman, the U.S. deputy ambassador to Moscow.