“ I think it is important at this point that I speak directly to my new colleagues from the Biden administration in Washington about the current bilateral relations between the United States and Russia, ” he said. John Sullivan Quoted from the US embassy website. But he added that he would return to Moscow in the next few weeks before a possible meeting of the US president Joe Bidina And leaders Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Earlier, the Russian authorities suggested that Sullivan go to the United States to “consult” with representatives of the new president’s administration. The Russian “Rambler” website stated that Sullivan refused to leave voluntarily, adding that he would only do so upon an express request from Moscow.
Will Biden meet Putin?
Last week, the United States expelled ten Russian diplomats “suspected of espionage” from its territory. This came within the framework of the sanctions imposed by the United States on the Kremlin in connection with the pirate attack and Moscow’s interference in the presidential elections. In response, the Vladimir Putin administration expelled American diplomats, including restricting their entry and movement within Russia.
Despite the strained relations between the two countries, the Kremlin did not reject the US administration’s proposal to hold a summit with the participation of Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. As noted by Reuters, Vladimir Putin will also participate in the US leader’s climate conference on Thursday.