A special flight for expelled Russian diplomats arrived in Washington

The plane that will take home of the employees of the Russian Embassy in the us capital, arrived in Washington. About this TASS said the head of the press service of the diplomatic mission Nikolay Lakhonin.

According to him, the special flight landed at the international airport DULLES. It will return to Moscow for the employees of the Embassy, which the US government Thursday ordered within 72 hours to leave the country, and members of their families.

In San Francisco (California), for those working in there is located the Consulate General of Russia, the special will not send. They return home on their own, said loonin.

On December 30 the administration of Vladimir Putin announced that the export of diplomats and members of their families in the United States will be sent to the airplane special flying squad “Russia” Manager of the President.

According to the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation, the United States will leave 96 Russians.

December 29, President Barack Obama announced the introduction of new restrictive measures against Russia. Sanctions us President and the Ministry of Finance was concerned, in particular, the FSB and the GRU. Washington explained this step the fact that, through hacker attacks, Russia tried to interfere in the electoral process in the United States (Moscow such allegations have consistently rejected — approx. “Of the tape.ru”).

In addition, the state Department decided to expel from the United States 35 staff of diplomatic missions. Russian President Vladimir Putin from the mirror refused to answer.