Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is ending its activity in Russia.
“The Foreign Ministry confirms the closure of USAID [in Russia]” a ministry source said, adding more information would be released “soon.”
US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland announced the termination of USAID’s activity in Russia on Tuesday.
“The United States recently received the Russian Government’s decision to end USAID activities in the Russian Federation,” Nuland said in a statement. “We are extremely proud of what USAID has accomplished in Russia over the past two decades, and we will work with our partners and staff to responsibly end or transition USAID’s programs.”
USAID’s move comes in response to the Russian government’s decision to halt USAID’s programs in the country, the State Department said.
Nuff said and we all know why USAID has been removed. They are one of the American sponsored groups that got caught, “Handing Out Cookies to the Natives!”
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