Russia’s foreign ministry summons deputy head of U.S. embassy -RIA

FILE PHOTO: U.S. ambassador to Russia John Sullivan speaks with journalists in Moscow
FILE PHOTO: U.S. ambassador to Russia John Sullivan speaks with journalists in Moscow, Russia January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo

April 21, 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry on Wednesday summoned the deputy head of the U.S. embassy in Moscow, the RIA news agency reported.

On Tuesday, U.S. ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan said he would travel to the United States this week for consultations, four days after the Kremlin suggested that Washington recall him amid a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alex Richardson)