Russian diplomats deported by the US government from the country, face difficulties to purchase tickets back to their homeland.
"No tickets available. They are sold out before the New Year. People are given 72 hours and I don’t know how they shall make it before that," Interfax news agency is citing the sources, who did not want to be identified.
According to the agency, the diplomats expelled will have to get to New York from Washington where there are more chances to get the tickets to Moscow. At that the chances are that the diplomats will spend the New Year night in the air, the source says.
"It was a great surprise, people were getting ready for celebrating New Year," he noted.
Another informant said that scores of police are seen near the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation.
“This is not a cordon, no helicopters flying around. But still it looks impressive," he said.
As it was reported earlier, new restrictions against Moscow were announced by the Republican senators Lindsey Graham and the Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain announced that during their visit to Latvia.
The politicians believe that Russia may face new restrictions in case the investigation proves the engagement of the Russian hackers into cyber attacks of the governmental authorities during the US elections.
In addition the senators gave notice of their intentions to go to Ukraine on Friday with a one-day visit.