Russia Expels 50 U.S. Diplomats

Friday, March 23rd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

MOSCOW (AP) -Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that a roiling spy scandal between Russia and the United States would not have a signficant impact on relations between the two countries, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported.
``I do not think that it will have big consequences,'' Putin was quoted as saying at a European Union summit in Stockholm, Sweden.
Earlier in the day, Russia had told the United States that it would expel 50 U.S. representatives, answering Washington's move to oust 50 Russian diplomats head for head.