The United States closed the sky to a special flight for the export of Russian diplomats
The Russian Foreign Ministry spoke about this
The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, announced that the United States had banned the arrival of a special state aviation flight to evacuate Russian diplomats and their families. Her comment appeared on the Foreign Ministry website.
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which are already in a deplorable state,” Zakharova said.
The representative of the Foreign Ministry also accused the administration of US President Joe Biden of ignoring the fact that it was a humanitarian mission. According to her, such “defiant” behavior of Washington will not go unanswered.
“As we previously warned, in case of refusal to admit the Russian special aircraft, countermeasures will inevitably follow, including of an asymmetric nature, which we will notify in in the prescribed manner through diplomatic channels,” Zakharova warned.
Last autumn, the Americans handed over a list of 55 employees of Russian diplomatic missions who were supposed to leave the United States. The first group was supposed to leave by January 30, the second – by June 30 of this year.
In June, US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan allowed the option that countries would close their embassies on each other's territory. At the same time, the diplomat expressed the hope that it would not come to that.