Source: US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations - BBC News (29. December 2016)The US has expelled 35 Russian diplomats as punishment for alleged interference into the presidential election.
It will also close two Russian compounds used for intelligence-gathering, in Maryland and New York, as part of a raft of retaliatory measures.
President Barack Obama had vowed action against Russia amid US accusations it directed hacks against the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's campaign.
The measures also include sanctions against nine different entities and individuals, including the GRU and FSB.
35 diplomats are quite a lot. The amount is a measure of how serious US authorities find the Russian interference.