Russia’s U.S. Envoy Returns to Moscow After ‘Killer’ Row

Russia’s ambassador to the United States landed in Moscow on Sunday after being recalled for emergency consultations over the worst crisis in relations with the United States in years.

U.S. President Joe Biden on television earlier this week called the Russian leader a “killer” spurring a terse quip from Vladimir Putin who responded that, “it takes one to know one.”

The exchange pushed diplomatic relations to a new low even after Moscow’s ties with Washington were already at rock bottom over election meddling allegations and the Kremlin’s decision to jail opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

Russia’s envoy to the United States Anatoly Antonov landed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport Sunday morning, Russian news agencies reported, after he was recalled last week over the spat. 

Before takeoff in New York he told agencies he would stay in Moscow “as along as necessary” and that several meetings were scheduled.

“The Russian side has always stressed that we are interested in the development of Russian-American relations to the same extent as our American colleagues are,” he was quoted as saying by TASS.

Moscow, which rarely returns ambassadors, last summoned its envoy in the U.S. in 1998 over a Western bombing campaign in Iraq.

In 2014, after the U.S. said Russia would face reprecussions for annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, Putin held back on recalling Moscow’s envoy, describing the measure as a “last resort.”

(c) The Moscow Times

6 comments

  • “The Russian side has always stressed that we are interested in the development of Russian-American relations to the same extent as our American colleagues are,”

    I guess the US showed the killer, they are not interested in developing relations with terrorist states.

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  • Pretty much the only thing that Biden has got right so far, yet conservative commenters have been rushing to the defence of the tiny poisoner.

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      • англійський масон

        The little cunt has gone mental.

        I’m not a fan of War, but when it comes to it I shall take a measure of satisfaction knowing that we did our bit to help blow the Earth out of the Solar System.

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      • For the Guardian, that is quite a reasonable article by their rock-bottom standards; until the CND crap at the end.
        I try not to read it too often for fear of what it might do to my BP. For decades it has maintained very firm positions: hatred of Britain, hatred of the US (which decreases slightly when there is a Dem in power), pro-IRA, pro-izlamonazis, pro-RuSSia and in favour of releasing vile criminals. It has even employed IRA members on its staff, as well as allowing filth like Ian Brady to publish articles. In 2014, the despicable Stalinist and putler shill Seumas Milne was allowed to publish a series of the most evil kremkrapper articles I’ve ever seen, outside of RT/Sputnik.

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  • Good! Biden is letting enough garbage into the country (drug cartel members and gang members and potential recruits for both and welfare recipients). It’s good to get rid of a large piece. No need to have a representative from a crime syndicate in the country.

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