"The US Embassy is aware of the inexplicable cancellation of today’s Aeroflot flight to New York. The flight was full of US citizens anxious to get home. We are awaiting an explanation from the Russian Federation. We continue to work to find ways to help US citizens return home," Ross wrote on Twitter.
The Russian consulate general in New York said earlier that Aeroflot haв also cancelled a New York-Moscow flight, also scheduled for Friday.