Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov
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WASHINGTON, 1 Nov. /TASS/. Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov on Tuesday during a meeting at the state Department with Secretary Rex Tillerson noted the “dismal state of bilateral relations” and called for the revision of the non-constructive line in relations with Moscow. This was reported by press Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Washington Nikolay Lakhonin.
The position of the Russian Federation
“During the meeting, Antonov said the dismal state of bilateral relations, the flawed us policy of sanctions based on unsubstantiated accusations of Russian interference in presidential elections in the United States. The Ambassador called for a review of this non-constructive policy, stressing that the US and Russia as major nuclear powers and permanent members of the UN Security Council bear a special responsibility for international peace and security,” – said in a statement.
Loonin noted that “the meeting was held in a constructive atmosphere”.