According to the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, such defiant behavior of the American authorities will not remain unanswered.

Washington did not issue a permit for the arrival in the United States of a special flight of the Russian State Aviation, which was supposed to take employees of foreign institutions of the Russian Federation to their homeland. This is stated in a comment issued on Wednesday by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“The American side continues to systematically destroy bilateral relations, which are already in a deplorable state. Washington marked another hostile step towards our country by not issuing a permit for the arrival of a special flight of the Russian state aviation to the United States, which was supposed to take employees of Russian foreign institutions and their family members to their homeland,” the diplomat noted.

“The Joe Biden administration chose to completely ignore the fact that, in fact, we are talking about a humanitarian action, since our plane was supposed to arrive for those of our colleagues whom the Department of State had previously ultimatum ordered to leave the United States by the end of this month,” Zakharova added.

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that such defiant behavior of the American authorities will not remain unanswered. “As we warned earlier, in case of refusal of admission of the Russian special board, countermeasures, including of an asymmetric nature, will inevitably follow, which we will notify in due course through diplomatic channels,” the commentary says.