In response to US sanctions that are (apparently) putting a lot of pressure on the Russian Govt. and its supporters, Vladimir Putin announced that as many as 755 US diplomats would have to leave Russia by September 1. It's pretty hard not to hear a tad of buyer's remorse in Putin's comments. He'll join a long list of people who've gotten burned putting their money in a Donald Trump project. That aside, it's never a good thing when countries diplomatic relations go south. I'm also a little shocked that the US had so many diplomats in Russia to begin with. How many does that leave? A hundred? Five hundred? Will the Ambassador be making his own coffee? But let's not lose sight of the reasons why the US put sanctions on Russia to begin with: It's illegal annexation of Crimea. It's undeclared war in Ukraine. And it's blatant meddling in US elections, and ongoing campaign of cybercrime.