Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova revealed the reasons why Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov was invited to Moscow. The diplomat told about this on the air of the YouTube channel “Soloviev Live”.
She also noted that the timing of consultations with Antonov “will take as long as necessary.” Zakharova stressed that the meetings will be held not only in the Foreign Ministry, but also in other departments.
Earlier it became known that Antonov will arrive in the Russian capital on March 20. In the course of consultations at the Russian Foreign Ministry and other departments, ways of “straightening out the Russian-American ties that are in crisis” will be discussed.
On March 17, it was reported that the decision to summon Antonov to Moscow was made in order to analyze the prospects for relations with Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced this a few hours after United States President Joe Biden recounted his conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, during which, according to him, he warned his colleague about the inevitability of punishment for meddling in American elections.