Russia And U.S. To Discuss Russian Compounds Closed By U.S. Authorities

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U.S. and Russian diplomats are planning to meet Monday to discuss two Russian diplomatic compounds that U.S. authorities seized in December because they were allegedly being used for intelligence activities. The Obama administration shuttered the two Russian luxury estates — on in Long Island, N.Y. and the other in Centreville, Md. – in retaliation for the country's interference in the U.S. presidential elections. It also expelled 35 Russian officials. At the time, "the Kremlin refrained from retaliating in the hope relations with the Trump administration would improve," NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow. Now, the Kremlin has warned that it may take retaliatory action if the properties are not returned. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...

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