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Russia says it won't stoop to US level after diplomats expelled over computer hacking

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 10:53 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ruled out a tit-for-tat response after the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats amid a row over computer hacking.

The BBC reports Putin as saying Russia would not stoop to the level of what he described as irresponsible diplomacy but would work to restore ties with the US under President-elect Donald Trump.

Russia's foreign ministry had formally asked Putin to expel 35 US envoys.

The country denies involvement in hacking related to the US election.