Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

Russia said Monday that its “patience is running out” with the United States to return its diplomatic property seized as part of sanctions imposed over alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election campaign. A few weeks before his term ended, President Barack Obama closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland and expelled 35 diplomats.
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At the time, President Vladimir Putin elected not to follow the recommendation of his government by imposing reciprocal sanctions. Immediately following that decision, Trump tweeted that it was a “great move” on Putin’s part to delay any retribution, stating that he “always knew he was very smart.” The Russian Embassy’s official account retweeted Trump’s tweet.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2016
However, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday stepped up the pressure on the Trump administration to return the seized property …
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