Russian President Vladimir Putin will not kick out American diplomats in response to President Barack Obama's expulsion of 35 alleged Russian spies.
"Although we have the right to retaliate," Putin said in a statement, "we will not resort to irresponsible 'kitchen' diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-U.S. relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration."
"We will not create any problems for U.S. diplomats," he added. "We will not expel anyone."
Yeah, why bother when all he has to do is wait for the president he chose to run the country to do away with the sanctions?
Putin says jump and Donald Trump says "Yeah look I'm really to fat to jump, how about I just give you access to all of our state secrets?"
This now means that all eyes will be on Doanld Trump after he takes office, and if he does ANYTHING to repeal or relax the sanctions against Russia that will be proof positive that he gets his marching orders from Moscow.
Update: Trump responds.
Okay, so that just happened.Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2016
You know the trick behind being a good ventriloquist is to not let the audience see your lips moving, so it appears the dummy is doing the speaking.
Putin clearly needs more practice.