United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
February 28, 2022
Statement on the Decision to Initiate the Expulsion of Russian Diplomats in New York
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Olivia Dalton:
The United States has informed the United Nations and the Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations that we are beginning the process of expelling twelve intelligence operatives from the Russian Mission who have abused their privileges of residency in the United States by engaging in espionage activities that are adverse to our national security. We are taking this action in accordance with the UN Headquarters Agreement. This action has been in development for several months.