Moscow is already taking disciplinary measures in relation to the Russian diplomats accused in the U.S. of unlawfully receiving Medicaid benefits to cover the pregnancy and childbirth costs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"This is a disciplinary offence, because, by being insincere in filing applications and citing inaccurate figures to receive some benefits, they violated the host country's norms and rules, which a diplomat has no right to do. I'd like to stress once again: they are being subjected and will be subjected to disciplinary action," Lavrov said on Rossiya-24 news television channel on Saturday.

"Most of the 49 individuals in question left the U.S. long ago. Eleven people were still there at the moment this news was made public. All of them have either moved to Russia already or are to be back soon," he added.

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