Russia is now hitting back against the U.S sanctions made by the Obama administration over the so called alleged Russian government harassments of U.S. officials and cyber-operations aimed at the U.S. election. Russian officials ordered the closure of the Anglo-American School of Moscow, a US official told ABC News Thursday.
The K-12 school is chartered by the American, British, and Canadian embassies in Moscow, and has more than 1,200 students from 60 countries. Located in Moscow's Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo district, the school is currently in the midst of a three-week holiday break, which began December 19 and ends January 9.
Vladimir Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, suggests that Russia can wait to make their actions until Donald Trump moves into the White House on 20 January.
- The decision was taken by President Obama, but Trump will become president in three weeks. Of course, this is a factor in one or another way, says Peskov.
Moscow denies all accusations of involvment in hacking the U.S elections, and demands that Washington presents some sort of evidence to their accusations.