Equipment is removed from a Russian compound at Pioneer Point in Maryland in December after President Barack Obama imposed sanctions for Russia's alleged interference in the presidential campaign. NBC News
Washington Post: Trump administration moves to return Russian compounds in Maryland and New York
The Trump administration is moving toward handing back to Russia two diplomatic compounds, near New York City and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, that its officials were ejected from in late December as punishment for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
President Barack Obama said Dec. 29 that the compounds were being “used by Russian personnel for intelligence-related purposes” and gave Russia 24 hours to vacate them. Separately, Obama expelled from the United States what he said were 35 Russian “intelligence operatives.”
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WNU Editor: it is either return these properties, or pay up .... Moscow may demand US compensation for confiscating Russian diplomatic compounds (TASS). More here .... Russia Could File Financial Claim Over US Expropriation of Diplomatic Compounds (Sputnik)
More News On Reports That The U.S. May Return To Russia Two Diplomatic Compounds Seized Last Year By The Obama Administration
Trump administration may return Russian compounds in New York, Maryland — media -- TASS
Trump weighing return of Russian compounds seized over election meddling: report -- The Hill
Trump admin may return alleged spy compounds to Russia -- Axios
White House considering return of Russian compounds seized by U.S. over alleged spying -- New York Daily News
Despite Russia Probe, Trump Considers Returning Moscow’s Facilities in the U.S. -- NYMag