The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister (FM), Sergei Ryabkov ruled out the return of the Russian ambassador to Washington in the near future.
“This is not a question of the next few days,” Ryabkov told reporters on Wednesday.
“The timing of the Russian Ambassador’s return will be determined depending on the steps that Washington will take on the bilateral track,” he added. “We expect that they will be able to show a desire to at least relatively normalize relations and to take noticeable measures in this regard.”
On March 13, Russia recalled its ambassador to Washington back to Moscow for consultations on the future of US-Russia ties.
US President Joe Biden described his Russian counterpart as a “killer,” asserting that the Russian president would “pay the price for his interference in the recent US presidential elections.”
The US president said in an interview with “ABC News”: “I agree that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a killer and will pay the price for his interference in the American elections.”
Biden noted that during a conversation in January, he had warned his Russian counterpart of the possible consequences.