U.S. Ambassador John Sullivan has returned to Russia two months after departure amid the escalation of relations between Washington and Moscow as Spokesperson of U.S. Embassy in Russia Jason Rebholz reported on Twitter.
“Ambassador Sullivan: “Arrived back in Moscow today (June 24). Ready to work with…Russia on our goal of a stable and predictable relationship between our countries,” he stated.
Ambassador Sullivan: “Arrived back in Moscow today. Ready to work with the @USEmbRu team toward progress on U.S. foreign policy priorities, and with #Russia on our goal of a stable and predictable relationship between our countries.” pic.twitter.com/4rfNtV7wsY— Jason P. Rebholz (@USEmbRuPress) June 24, 2021
Recalling the statement of U.S. President Joe Biden at Geneva Summit, in the interview to Interfax, he stated that Washington and Moscow are obliged to build relations between the countries responsibly.
“We should cooperate where we have mutual interests and where we have disputes – and we have significant disputes – it is important to hold open and candid dialog,” Sullivan said.
Before his return, Sullivan stated that he plans to start implementing the directives outlined by US President Joe Biden in Geneva, including issues of strategic stability, human rights, stable and predictable relations with Russia.
On June 20, Russia’s Ambassador Anatoliy Antonov arrived in the U.S. after three months of absence.
Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoliy Antonov was recalled from Washington about three months ago, in March, after Biden called Putin a “killer”.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan left Moscow in April after Russia offered him to return for consultations.
On June 16, the talks of U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin took place in Geneva. As a result of the meeting, they agreed on the mutual return of the ambassadors.