Biden-Putin Summit 2021: Russia, US Agree to Return Ambassadors to Posts in Bid to Lower Tensions, Says Vladimir Putin
Geneva, June 16: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and US President Joe Biden have agreed to return their ambassadors to their posts in a bid to lower tensions. Putin made the announcement at a news conference following a summit on Wednesday with Biden in Geneva.
The return of ambassadors follows a diplomatic tug-of-war that saw deep cuts in diplomatic personnel. Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, was recalled from Washington about three months ago after Biden described Putin as a killer. Israel Army to Halt Night Raids on Palestinian Homes in West Bank for ‘Intel Mapping’.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan left Moscow almost two months ago after Russia suggested he return to Washington for consultations.
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