US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan will soon return to Moscow after consultations in Washington, TASS reports, citing White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
According to her, the ambassador will be traveling to the United States this week to see his family, whom he has not seen for about a year.
In Washington, Sullivan will also meet with members of the new American administration, with whom he did not have a chance to consult before, the White House spokeswoman said.
When asked by journalists about whether Sullivan would return to Russia after that, Psaki answered in the affirmative. She also added that there are no plans to meet Biden with Sullivan yet.
In mid-April, Washington imposed new sanctions on a number of Russian individuals and legal entities, and also announced the expulsion of 10 diplomats. Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov then recommended that the American ambassador go to Washington for consultations.