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Trump Praises Putin as “Very Smart” after Moscow Holds Off Retaliatory Actions

Trump Praises Putin as “Very Smart” after Moscow Holds Off Retaliatory Actions

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as "very smart" for holding off on retaliatory actions after Obama administration's new sanctions.
"Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Putin said Friday that Russia will not expel anyone despite Washington's latest sanctions, according to the Kremlin press service.
"We will not create problems for American diplomats. We will not expel anyone," Putin said in a statement.
Three weeks before leaving office, U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday struck back at Russia over alleged election hacking.
Nine Russian entities and individuals, including two Russian intelligence services, were sanctioned for their alleged interfering with the U.S. election, Obama said in a statement.
In addition, the U.S. State Department on Thursday announced ejection of 35 Russian government officials from the United States, calling them "acting in a manner inconsistent with their diplomatic status."
Two Russian government-owned compounds, one in U.S. State of Maryland and one in New York, would also soon be shuttered, according to the State Department. (Xinhua)