April 20, local time, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Sullivan told RIA Novosti that he will leave for Washington this week to discuss Russian-American relations, RIA Novosti reported.
“I think there needs to be direct talks with new colleagues in President Biden’s administration to discuss the current state of bilateral relations between Russia and the United States,” Sullivan said. And I haven’t seen my family in a year, which is an important reason for me to return home. Sullivan said he would return to Moscow before the two leaders met.
On the 16th of this month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia suggested that Ambassador Sullivan return to the United States for concrete and serious discussions on Russian-American relations.