The United States did not give permission for the export of Russian diplomats and their families on a Russian special flight.
We are talking about employees of the Russian embassy, who still in September 2021, it was proposed to leave the United States. This was reported by the press secretary of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. She commented on the process as follows:
“Washington has taken another hostile step towards our country by refusing permission for a special flight of Russian state aviation to the United States, which was supposed to deliver Russian diplomats and their families to their homeland.”
Zakharova recalled that “the plane must pick up our colleagues, whom the State Department had previously given an ultimatum to leave the United States before the end of the month.”
US State Department: the situation related to the expulsion of Russian diplomats is being discussed
The situation related to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United States continues to be discussed during diplomatic consultations, a representative of the US State Department said at a briefing. Ned Price:
“This is a topic of ongoing diplomatic negotiations,” he said.