The Russian ambassador, Anatoli Antonov, returns to Washington. He got on a plane in Moscow this morning. In mid-March, US and Russia envoys left their post due to high tensions between the two countries.
When U.S. Ambassador John Sullivan returns to Moscow, it has not yet been announced.
The return of the ambassadors is one of the few concrete agreements that Russian President Putin and US President Biden made in Geneva last week. In a three-hour conversation, leaders discussed the future of the relationship between Russia and America.
Putin said earlier in an interview that since Joe Biden was US president, relations between the two countries are worse than in a long time.
World leaders also talked about cyber attacks and the situation in Ukraine, Putin said at a press conference afterwards. He described the atmosphere during the negotiations as‘ friendly ‘and called Biden a smart negotiator.
Biden concluded that the results of consultations with the Russian President are likely to be visible in the long term. He also called the conversation positive despite the discord between the two countries.
It was the first conversation between the two since Biden was in the White House.