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Russia and U.S. to hold new talks on diplomatic row by year-end - Ifax - Metro US

Russia and U.S. to hold new talks on diplomatic row by year-end – Ifax

Russian deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov meets with U.S. special envoy Marshall Billingslea in Vienna

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia and the United States will hold a new round of talks to resolve a row over diplomatic staffing at their embassies by the end of the year, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Thursday.

The U.S. and Russian embassies have been under staffing pressure amid tit-for-tat expulsions and other restrictions imposed as bilateral relations have fallen to their lowest since the end of the Cold War.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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