The Foreign Ministry of Russia has said that it is calling back its ambassador stationed in the US for talks. He did not give any specific reason behind it. The decision to call Ambassador Anatoly Antononov to Moscow was taken on Wednesday amid growing tensions with the administration of US President Joe Biden.
It is noteworthy that in the backdrop of the poisoning of Leader of the Opposition Alexey Navalny, the US has imposed sanctions on Russia. Earlier, a report by the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence revealed that there were attempts to help Donald Trump through a campaign by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the US presidential election in November.
Biden called Putin a ‘killer’
In a television interview aired on Wednesday, Biden was asked whether he thought Putin was a murderer? His answer to this was, ‘Yes’. In response to a question related to the report, Biden said that Putin would have to pay the price. Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova did not give any specific reason for the recall of Antonov, but said that relations are “going through a difficult period which has taken Washington to the abyss in recent years.”
White House will continue to voice
He said that our interest is not to spoil the relationship to such an extent that it is not possible to return, provided the US is aware of the risks associated with it. White House spokeswoman Jane Saki said that it is clear that we will speak on matters that are of concern to us. Certainly, Russia will be held accountable for the steps it has taken.
Some reports claimed that Russia had a big hand in Trump’s becoming president in 2016. At the same time, another intelligence report said that China wanted to see Biden as President. A recent report also said that Russia was trying to make Trump once again president.