The Federation Council Committee on international Affairs on 22 may to consider the candidature of Deputy foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov to the post of Russian Ambassador to the United States. It is reported RIA Novosti citing a source in the upper house of Parliament on Tuesday, may 16.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, at the same time this issue will be discussed and the international Committee of the state Duma.
May 11 the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the publication in the press about the possible appointment of Antonov, said that the Kremlin did not announce personnel changes. “If and when the President will sign corresponding decrees, we shall announce it,” — said he.
At the same time “Kommersant” reported that the appointment of Antonov may occur in July. The current Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, in turn, may take the position of head of the Office for combating terrorism, which is created in the structure of the UN, wrote the newspaper.
On 28 April, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that the atmosphere of isolation created around Kislyak, prevents him from working. Before that, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin noted that the reaction of the US authorities on the work of the Russian diplomat inadequate.
In February, the resigned adviser to the President for national security Michael Flynn. It was noted that he gave the White house inaccurate information about contacts with Kislyak. Later U.S. attorney General Jeff and Roman sessions was suspected that he twice met with the Russian Ambassador and told about it.
Sergey Kislyak is the Ambassador of Russia in the United States since 2008.