Earlier on Thursday, President Barack Obama announced new sanctions against Russian officials and intelligence services in response to various hacks. Now, the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom and Vladimir Putin have issued their responses.
The Russian Embassy in the U.K. caused a bit of a stir with their unorthodox use of a picture of a duckling and their rather childish patois.
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
Conversely, Putin's response was considerably more measured, saying that Russia may retaliate with sanctions of its own.
BREAKING: Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Moscow regrets new U.S. sanctions, will consider retaliatory measures.— The Associated Press (@AP) December 29, 2016