Today, Obama announced sanctions against Russia. He expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed down 2 Russian compounds.
The sanctions were for “hacking into U.S. political institutions and individuals and leaking information to help President-elect Donald Trump and other Republican candidates,” according to Reuters.
“It looks like the Obama administration is trying to feed the false narrative that Russia “hacked” the presidential election by taking diplomatic action. This move has international and political implications which are unprecedented.”
Just now, the Russian government responded via their embassy in the U.K.
Here’s what the Russians tweeted:
President Obama expels 35 🇷🇺 diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl 🇺🇸 people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm. pic.twitter.com/mleqA16H8D
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) December 29, 2016
Here’s an image:
And yes, it appears to be real. Here’s CNN’s Jake Tapper reporting it:
Russian government response via embassy in UK https://t.co/DoYCih7t7J
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 29, 2016
Whatever you think of the picture, it’s a good sign that the Russians aren’t taking Obama seriously.
The Russians are treating Obama with disrespect.
The Russians are calling Obama’s move a throwback to the Cold War.
They’re looking past Obama to better relations under President Trump.
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