Russia Retaliates for Sanctions, Putin Denounces ‘Anti-Russian Hysteria’

Russia's President Vladimir Putin slammed the intensifying probe into Russian meddling in the US presidential election, saying it bore witness to "a rise in anti-Russian hysteria" in Washington.
Russia delivered its long-threatened retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Friday, announcing that a number of American diplomats will be dismissed from Russia, and a retreat used by American personnel will be closed, along with some warehouses. These measures are, more or less, a mirror image of the sanctions imposed in the last days of the Obama administration to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.