To Washington there has arrived a special flight that takes in Russia expelled diplomats

To Washington there has arrived a special flight that takes in Russia expelled diplomats© REUTERS/ James Lawler Duggan

The plane, which will deliver to Russia deported from the US diplomats arrived in the airport of the American capital, told RIA Novosti the representative of the Russian Embassy in Washington Nikolay Lakhonin.

According to him, the Il-96 airliner landed at the Washington airport DULLES.

Earlier in the administration of the President of Russia reported that for the export of Russian diplomats and their family members in the US will be sent to the plane of the special flight detachment «Russia» office of the President of the Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will not send American diplomats in response to Washington’s actions. He stressed that according to established international practice, Russia has all grounds for an adequate response. Moscow reserves right to retaliate, but would not stoop to the level of «cooking» diplomacy, said the head of state. Putin described the hostile actions of the Obama administration as «provocative, aimed at further undermining Russian-American relations.»

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