Sands forwarded the question about the possible resignation of foreign Minister Kislyak in

© AFP 2017 / Stan HondaПосол Russia to the USA Sergey Kislyak. Archival photoSands forwarded the question about the possible resignation of foreign Minister Kislyak in© 2017 AFP / Stan Honda

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov addressed the question about the possible resignation of Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak at the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs, but promised in case of the decree to inform the media.

«First, it is still necessary to ask the Ministry of foreign Affairs. When the relevant decree, we will inform you,» said Sands reporters, responding to a question whether the resignation Kislyak and do you know what he plans on doing in the future.

Kislyak since 2008 holds the position of Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the United States. For a long time diplomat portrayed in the American media as a «conduit of Russian influence». Advisor to Donald trump on national security, Michael Flynn, resigned after the White house announced that Flynn is not fully told the US intelligence about the content of the conversation with Kislyak. In addition, the attorney General Jeff sessions recused himself from the investigation, «Russian ties» environment trump after he became aware of a routine meeting and Roman sessions with the Russian Ambassador when he was a Senator and Roman sessions.

Informed the informed source told RIA Novosti that the Duma Committee on international Affairs endorsed the candidature of Deputy foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov to the post of the new head of the Russian diplomatic mission in Washington.

However, as noted previously, the newspaper «Kommersant», the Antonov can go to Washington in July — after the first personal meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and us leader Donald trump, to be held on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

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