MOSCOW, Nov. 28 (CGTN) - Twenty-seven Russian diplomats and their families will be expelled from the United States on January 30, 2022, and a similar number of Russian diplomatic staff will leave on June 30, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov told a Russian media outlet on Saturday.

"Our diplomats are being kicked out. On January 30, a large group of my fellow diplomats - 27 people and their families - are leaving us," the ambassador said.

"On June 30, a similar number will leave," he added.