On Thursday, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats over election hacking row and also closed two Russian compounds in New York city.

This action against the diplomats from the Russian embassy is part of a series of actions announced on Thursday to punish Russia for a campaign of intimidation of American diplomats in Moscow and interference in the U.S. election.

Russian Embassy, UK in reply to this step taken by Obama administration, took to the Twitter and trolled United States president for his action.

Donald Trump, who will soon be in office next year, has called for better relations with Russia. It was not clear if he will be able to overturn the measures announced on Thursday.