‘This is not a question of the next few days. We will determine the time according to the steps Washington takes on the bilateral track,’ Ryabkov told RIA Novosti news agency.
During his stay in Moscow, the Russian ambassador met with senior representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Duma (Lower House of Parliament) and the Federation Council (Senate).
In recent days, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov clarified that the decision that the head of the Russian Embassy in the United States returns to Washington will be made by President Vladimir Putin.
Antonov returned to Moscow on March 21 when he was called for consultations to review the relationships with the United States after President Josep Biden affirmatively answered a journalist’s question as to whether he considers the Russian president a killer.
In the same interview, the US president promised that Putin ‘will pay a price’ for Russia’s alleged interference in the presidential elections in the United States in 2020.
About this issue, the Kremlin described the report by the US intelligence services on Moscow’s attempts to influence the elections’ results in that nation as unfounded and without foundation.