TASS: the Russian ambassador will return to the United States when the Americans do “at least something” to normalize relations
The timing of the return of Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov to the United States depends on what steps Washington takes to normalize relations. This was reported by TASS with reference to a diplomatic source.
It is too early to talk about a specific date for Ambassador Antonov’s return to Washington. By and large, everything here depends on the American side, which must do at least something in the direction of normalizing relations.
The interlocutor of the agency also noted that the consultations, for which Antonov was summoned to Moscow, are now “continuing, and in full swing.”
The Foreign Ministry summoned Antonov to Moscow for consultations on March 16. This was done a few hours after the release of an interview with US President Joe Biden, in which he stated that he considered Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer.”
Commenting on the ambassador’s summons, the Russian Foreign Ministry blamed the United States for the fact that Russian-American relations in recent years have been “brought to a dead end.”
The State Department said it had no plans to summon the US ambassador from Moscow for consultations in response.