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WaPost: Russians Might Get US Diplomatic Compounds Back

The Trump administration is considering allowing Russian officials to return to two diplomatic compounds in NY and Maryland after the Obama administration ejected the Russians from the compounds as part of USA sanctions after Russia meddled in the 2016 election, according to a Washington Post report published Wednesday evening.

The Russian compound in Oyster Bay, Long Island, was vacated in late December.

Senior Tillerson adviser R.C. Hammond told the Post that "U.S. and Russian Federation have reached no agreements", but Moscow is talking like it's a done deal.

But there could've been a good reason for this according to a report from The Washington Post. Sources told the outlet that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, in a Washington, D.C., meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, that return of the compounds would not be contingent upon consulate construction.

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Its officials were thrown out of the compounds in December by the erstwhile Obama administration for Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections.

This would be the first attempt by Trump to roll back sanctions on Russian Federation imposed by the Obama administration. In a statement on Wednesday, Putin aide Yury Ushakov described America's decision to seize them as "expropriation" of Russian property and argued that his nation reserved the right to reciprocate "if these steps are not somehow adjusted by the us side".

According to the Post, the Trump administration is considering putting restrictions on the properties if they are handed over, including removing diplomatic immunity, which would allow US law enforcement to enter the properties. "So maybe they mind their manners?" said Patricia Gerhardt, a resident. In the same statement, he declared 35 Russian intelligence agents "persona non grata", forcing them to leave the U.S.

USA officials said they're holding high-level negotiations with Moscow that could result in returning two Russian compounds, including one on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Before leaving office, Obama blacklisted several Russians, maintained evidence of Russian hacking during the election, and forced the closure of two lavish estates used by Russian diplomats since the '70s.

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