U.S. Ambassador to Russia to Return to Washington for Consultations

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
U.S. ambassador to Russia John Sullivan speaks with journalists in Moscow. (Reuters/Evgenia Novozhenina)

Washington’s envoy in Moscow John Sullivan said he would travel to the United States this week for consultations, after the Kremlin suggested that he do so amid a diplomatic crisis between the two countries, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

It quoted Sullivan as saying he was planning to return to Russia within a few weeks, before a possible summit between President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.