Russia Expels 2nd American Official in Moscow

The State Department Building is pictured in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Russia has expelled Bart Gorman, the No. 2 U.S. official in Moscow, the State Department said on Thursday, with Washington warning that it would respond to the “unprovoked” move amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Simon Lewis and Humeyra Pamuk; Additional reporting by Mark Trevelyan and Susan Heavey; Editing by Will Dunham, Alison Williams and Daniel Wallis