The Kremlin had hoped for Huntsman on the issue of improving relations with Washington

John Huntsman

Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stressed that resuscitation of relations between Moscow and Washington is possible only by mutual efforts, reminded the press-Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the arrival of a new U.S. Ambassador, Jon Huntsman. The words of the representative of the Kremlin is quoted by the correspondent of”.ru” on Tuesday, October 3.

“While reciprocity has some problems. But, of course, we hope, headed by the new Ambassador at least the American Embassy in Moscow will be able to make a significant contribution to the restoration of our relationship from the damage caused by the actions of Washington,” Peskov said.

So he answered the question, whether Putin shares the view that the arrival of Hunstman to the event in the Kremlin signaled the U.S. understanding of the importance of relations with Russia.

The new US Ambassador and his wife, Mary Kay huntsman arrived in Moscow yesterday. It is expected that today the diplomat handed his credentials to Vladimir Putin.

The U.S. Senate approved the candidacy of Jon Huntsman as Ambassador to Russia on September 28.

The huntsman is the head of the Atlantic Council, he also heads the Foundation for the fight against cancer. He previously held the posts of Ambassador to China and Singapore, was assistant Deputy Minister of trade of the USA for East Asia and the Pacific.