On Friday, Trump administration officials said the President would sign Russia sanctions legislation after Russia asked the US to hand over hundreds of diplomatic representatives and said it would confiscate two US diplomatic facility in retaliation for the law.

The US Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to downplay the new measure against Moscow by forcing Trump to choose between the difficult line with Moscow and effectively to give up hopes of stronger ties with the state or to veto a draft law on a possible Investigation of his campaign cooperation with Russia.

Limiting Trump powers

By signing the legislation into law, Trump cannot reduce sanctions against Russia unless it requires approval from Congress.

Immediately Moscow, the Foreign Ministry announced on Friday, there was a Cold War echo. If it is confirmed that relocation from Russia will affect hundreds of US Embassy staff, this will exceed the deportation of 35 staff by the administration in December.

The legislation was in part a response to the US intelligence agency's findings that Moscow meddled in the presidential election in 2016 and also Russia annexation of parts of Ukraine in 2014.

On Saturday, the White House announced that That Trump would endorse the legislation after going through the final version. The statement did not mention any retaliatory move by Russia.

Russia has previously threatened retaliatory measures if the bill is signed into law. Its actions indicate that it has dashed the initial hopes for better relations with Washington under Trump administration, which the American leader, before being elected, aimed to develop.

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Ties were already at its lowest end following the allegation of Russia interference in the election designed to increase the chances of Trump at the poll, which Moscow has repeatedly denied. Trump has also denied any dealing with Russian.

The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry has raised concerns about rising anti-Russian campaign in the US, accusing the famous circles of seeking out open conflicts.

Russia's retaliatory move

President Vladimir Putin threatened Thursday that Russia will retaliate what it calls the behavior of the American state.

Lavrov and Tillerson agreed to keep in touch on a number of bilateral issues, Russian diplomats said. The ministry stated that by September 1, the US should downsize its diplomatic employees in Moscow to 455.