The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the need for a special flight of the leader Sergei Lavrov's department to get to New York in closed airspace. The minister will come to New York for the UN General Assembly.
“Washington should refrain from provocative actions that could disrupt the participation of the head of the Russian delegation at the UN General Assembly,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that all matters related to the overflight of the Russian special aircraft should be agreed between the aviation authorities of the two countries in a prescribed manner.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian president appointed Lavrov as the head of the Russian delegation to the UN General Assembly. The delegation will also include Lavrov's representative Sergey Vershinin, Chairman of the International Committee of the Federation Council Grigory Karasin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya and Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky. .