The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said words of former US Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul resignation of Sergei Kislyak as head of the Russian diplomatic mission in Washington. Her quotes on Sunday, June 25, the radio station “Moscow Says”.
“Such statements — phantom pain McFaul by a failed diplomatic career. Rotation of Russian ambassadors, the competence of a retired U.S. official, and the President of the Russian Federation”, — said Zakharov.
About the departure of the American diplomat wrote on his Twitter page. “As Ambassador Kislyak is preparing to leave the representation of Russia in USA, I wish him all the best. (…) I worked with him with pleasure, though we don’t always adhered to some views,” — said McFaul.
In may it was reported that the state Duma Committee on international Affairs in a closed meeting supported the candidature of Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Anatoly Antonov to the post of Ambassador to the United States. That Antonov is the main contender for the post of Russian Ambassador to the United States, became known in February.
Kislyak holds the post of Russian Ambassador to Washington since 2008. Rotation of the head of the diplomatic mission is not officially declared.