Development of the bilateral relations between the USA and Russia
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The Russian Ambassador to the USA, Anatoly Antonov, returned to Moscow for consultations. On Thursday he visited the Russian parliament for a closed meeting of the international affairs committee.
During a conversation with his colleagues from the Foreign Ministry, Anatoly Antonov stated that Moscow and Washington should solve the accumulated problems instead of making claims to each other. He added that his colleagues are expressing a concern about the development of the relations between the USA and Russia.
Anatoly Antonov was recalled to Moscow for consultations on the further direction of his diplomatic work in the USA. Recently the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated that Moscow keeps the position of a development, not degradation of the relations with Washington.
The escalation in the Russian-American relations took place on 16th of March, after the release of the report of the US National Intelligence agency. The document contained accusations against Russia regarding the supposed interference in the American presidential elections of 2020. Washington announced new anti-Russian sanctions, based on the aforementioned accusations.
Joe Biden officially announced a bit later that «Moscow must be held accountable for the meddling in the elections». He underlined that recently he had a «long conversation» with Vladimir Putin, as a result of which he got to know him quite well. Joe Biden added that he, allegedly, warned Vladimir Putin about a possible response.
On 18th of March Vladimir Putin invited Joe Biden to enter open negotiations via a video conference. Vladimir Putin explained that such format would be interesting not only to Moscow and Washington, but also to many other countries as well.
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