The expulsions illustrate the discrepancy between the aggressive actions of the Trump administration against the Kremlin and the public willingness of the president to work cooperatively with Putin. Mr. Trump has resolutely opposed criticizing the Russian President, even though he ordered a number of Russian organizations and individuals to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and the government's "malicious cyberattacks".
Trump, who expresses himself energetically on almost every other topic on Twitter or at meetings with reporters, remained strikingly silent on Monday at the showdown with Russia, leaving his assistants to explain his decision.
"The only real inference is there is a kind of dividing line," said Thomas Wright, director of the Brookings Institution Center in the United States and Europe. "You may have persuaded him to sign out, but he does not want to be the face of it ̵
Michael Anton a spokesman for the National Security Council of the White House said Trump deserves the common response and expressed his frustration that the president was not strong enough with Russia
"No matter what we do, it is so 'You are gentle with Russia & # 39 ;, "he said. "What do we have to do to show that we are tough? We have just coordinated a 22-nation operation and sacked 60 Russians."
Mr. Anton said that the president did not publicly anger Russia over his actions because he wanted to maintain a constructive relationship at the level of the leaders of the countries. "The happy conversation over a phone call is better than the argumentative conversation on a phone call," he said.
On Monday, White House spokesman Raj Shah said Monday by the White House, calling the poisonous attack "outrageous" and "ruthless," saying that it was Mr. Trump's continuing desire to foster a constructive relationship with the Russians , Disabled person.
"We want to have a cooperative relationship," Mr. Shah said. "The president wants to work with the Russians, but their actions sometimes do not allow that to happen."
In fact, assistants were out to describe a president who knew Russian misconduct keenly. An official who had no authority to publicly comment on the president's private talks said Trump had spoken aggressively about Moscow on Friday in a conversation with Oval Office advisers, calling Russia "dangerous." Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…80&Itemid=58 The orders are supposed to eradicate the Russians who are actively involved in intelligence operations against the country, White House officials said. Among the expelled were 12 persons stationed as Russian intelligence agents at the United Nations in New York and 48 working under the Russian Embassy in Washington. The Russians and their families, according to official sources, have seven days to leave the United States. American officials estimate that there are more than 100 Russian intelligence officers in the United States.
The Trump Administration also announced it would close the Russian consulate in Seattle because of its proximity to Naval Base Kitsap, one of two US naval bases, to host a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines with ballistic missiles.
Mr. Shah said the president had taken a proactive role in speaking with foreign leaders and encouraging others to join efforts. White House officials who described the expulsion order said they voted with about a dozen American allies. A British official said that London's diplomats, military officers, and intelligence officials had talked to their American counterparts every day or even every hour since the attack on Mr. Skripal.
The Kremlin has claimed that it has nothing to do with poisoning. In a statement released Monday by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, officials accused the British authorities of "biased, biased and hypocritical attitudes" in executing the expulsions and punishing the member states of the European Union and NATO
"It goes without saying that this unfriendly movement of this group of countries will not go unnoticed and we will respond," the statement said.
Current and former diplomats said the true test of expulsions would be if they were to prevent Russia from interfering with other countries.
"The key question for me is whether all of this – and whatever the outcome – will finally persuade Putin that killing enemies and traitors will cost" and undermining other people's societies in order to "make Russia big again "It just is not worth it," said Peter Westmacott, a former British ambassador to the United States, "that would be a great prize for the free world and for British diplomacy."
Poland has set itself the task of assuming a leading role in coordinating the response of Eastern European countries, which are traditionally suspicious of their neighbors in the East. Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz described the incident in Britain as "an unprecedented attack on civilians using chemical weapons that have not been seen in Europe since World War II"
For the first time, the expulsion of Russian diplomats was an unprecedented step Proceeding against his neighbor for Russian behavior outside Poland.
Germany's movement signaled not only solidarity with London, but also that the incoming Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, could be stricter vis-à-vis Moscow than his predecessor.  "The attack in Salisbury shook us all in the European Union," Mr Maas said. "For the first time since the end of the Second World War, a chemical warfare agent was used in the middle of Europe."
Mr. Maas said that Germany had not made the decision "recklessly".
"But the fact and the signs point to Russia – the Russian government has so far failed to answer any of the unanswered questions and show any readiness to play a constructive role in resolving this attack," he said.
Mr. Trump's decision to join a united front against Russia came in the midst of a White House flight, with numerous advisers, including his national security adviser, Army Lt. General H. R. McMaster, said they would leave the administration. Last month, Mr. McMaster described proof of Russian interference in the 2016 election as "incontrovertible."
His words angered the president, who remains concerned about continued investigation into the contact of his campaign with Russian officials. Mr. Trump publicly reprimanded General McMaster on Twitter for forgetting "that the results of the 2016 election were not influenced or changed by the Russians, and that the only collusion between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems" was its democratic Opponent, Hillary Clinton.
The tougher stance on Russia will also prove to be an early test of the ideological compatibility of the newly-formed National Security Team of the President. Last week, Mr. Trump announced that he would replace General McMaster with John R. Bolton, who for a long time was a lewd critic of Putin, who described Russia's interference in the 2016 election as "a genuine act of war". Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, has become quieter with his criticism.
And then there's the president himself, whose public statements repeatedly conflicted with political decisions in his White House. Brian McKeon, who served as chief of staff of the National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama, said the staff cuts would pay off if the Trump administration considered taking further action against Russia.
"Bolton's belief is that there should be more" action, including sanctions, Mr. McKeon said. "I do not think that's the opinion of the president."
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