OBAMA FAIL! Not only will Vladimir Putin NOT expel American diplomats, he has invited children of American diplomats to a New Year’s celebration in the Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin resisted a call Friday to expel U.S. diplomats in response to a new round of election-related sanctions against Russia and signaled the Russian leader’s apparent willingness to wait until the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump to restore wounded U.S.-Russia relations.

USA Today: “We will not create problems for U.S. diplomats,” Putin said in a statement. “We will not expel anybody.” Putin said the fresh U.S. measures contravened “the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people.”

In a further mark of apparent appeasement, the Russian president invited the children of U.S. diplomats in Russia to a New Year’s Eve party in the Kremlin.