At the U.S. Embassy in Moscow confirmed the receipt of 35 invitations for a Christmas tree in the Kremlin for children of diplomats. On Tuesday, January 3, TASS announced in the American Embassy.
“We’ve got 35 invitations to the Kremlin for a Christmas tree. Unfortunately, we do not comment on the personal plans of the families of our employees”, — said the representative of the Embassy.
According to RIA Novosti, all invites — open date.
Early on the morning of January 2 liner special flight detachment “Russia” Manager of the President were brought to Moscow the Russian diplomats expelled from the United States. Only the United States left 96 Russians. Before takeoff, the captain announced that all the children of diplomats invited by President Vladimir Putin on a new year tree in the Kremlin.
December 30, 2016, the press service of the Kremlin reported that Putin was invited to the new year and Christmas tree in the Kremlin children of American diplomats. “Returning Home by Russian diplomats will spend the Christmas holidays with family and friends at home. We are not going to create problems for American diplomats,” said the head of state.
29 December 2016, the U.S. government announced the introduction of new anti-Russian sanctions. Restrictive measures have affected a number of citizens and organizations, in particular the FSB and the GRU of the General staff of the armed forces.
In addition, in 72 hours from the United States were sent to 35 of Russian diplomats and their family members. Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to give mirror response.