Ambassador Anatoly Antonov was called to Moscow “for consultations to analyze what to do and how far to go in relations with the United States”, on the day that US intelligence services accused Moscow of interfering in the 2020 presidential elections.
Russia announced on Wednesday that it had summoned its ambassador to the United States for consultations while guaranteeing that it wants to avoid “irreversible degradation” in relations with Washington, which has been “in a difficult state” for years.
According to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov was called to Moscow “for consultations in order to analyze what to do and how far to go in relations with the United States”, on the day that the intelligence services Americans have accused Moscow of interfering in the 2020 presidential election.
Russian diplomacy recalled that US President Joe Biden has been in power for almost two months, so this is an “adequate reason to try to understand what is going well with the new government” of the United States.
“For us, the important thing is to define what can be the ways to improve Russian-American relations, which are going through a serious situation and which Washington has led to a dead-end in recent years,” explained the spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Svetlana Zakharova.
Relations between Moscow and Washington suffered yet another blow, after US intelligence services denounced the existence of Russian interference in the 2020 presidential elections, under the direct guidance of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In addition, even today, during a television interview, Joe Biden accused Vladimir Putin of being a “murderer” and guaranteed that he would pay “a price” if interference in the US elections were to be proven.