South Asia and Beyond

Russia’s U.S. Envoy Returns After Summit Agreement

Russian diplomats in the U.S. are ready to repair bilateral relations, Anatoly Antonov, the Russian Ambassador, has told reporters after returning to Washington to resume work. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden agreed to return their ambassadors to their posts at their summit in Geneva on June 16. Antonov was recalled earlier this year after the U.S. expelled a group of other diplomats. The U.S. envoy to Russia, John Sullivan, then also left Moscow as ties worsened. Both were in Geneva for the summit. Reports suggest Biden could also replace Sullivan, a Trump-appointee as U.S. Ambassador in Moscow.