Now come on. Really. Obama is really doing this. We already have a strained relationship with Russia and he is going to do this…. Is Obama trying to start something? At least Putin know that it is BS.. The offical statement from him says it all… here is what Putin had to say as reported from the website Russian List…
Just in case you dont wanna leave this page here is the story… THIS IS NOT MINE it is Russian List’s
We regard the recent unfriendly steps taken by the outgoing US administration as provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship. This runs contrary to the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people. Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole.
As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration.
The diplomats who are returning to Russia will spend the New Year’s holidays with their families and friends. We will not create any problems for US diplomats. We will not expel anyone. We will not prevent their families and children from using their traditional leisure sites during the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, I invite all children of US diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas children’s parties in the Kremlin.
It is regrettable that the Obama Administration is ending its term in this manner. Nevertheless, I offer my New Year greetings to President Obama and his family.
My season’s greetings also to President-elect Donald Trump and the American people.
I wish all of you happiness and prosperity.
I think Putin is one hell of a president and the way he handled Obama was wonderful. Props to Putin for being a REAL MAN and a Real President. As Obama slowly leaves office one can hope that Trump will be able to repair all the damage Obama has done. This is nothing more than child throwing a temper tantrum especially since we all know it has been proven that Russia did not hack the election. What are you thoughts on this matter… I know I am not alone in my thoughts and feelings…