MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on the appointment of the new Ambassador of Russia in the United States due to the rapidly changing situation.
“Can’t answer this question. Conditions are changing quite rapidly, he said. I can’t answer this question, it would not be right.”
Speaking about cooperation between Russia and USA on Syria in a rapidly changing environment, a Kremlin spokesman also chose not to make any comments. “No answer leave until the situation is clarified with this bill (sanctions – approx. TASS),” he said. This Peskov stressed that there is no reason to react to the bill. “There is a law, we will react,” he said.
July 24, Sands reported that the new Russian Ambassador to the US will be appointed soon. On the same day the Russian Embassy in Washington issued a statement saying that Sergei Kislyak concluded its work as the Russian Ambassador to the United States, the functions of chargé d’affaires of the Russian Federation in USA will be done by a Counsellor Denis Gonchar.
In late June, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov did not answer reporters, whether appointed new Russian Ambassador to the U.S., putting these issues before the official announcement is kept secret. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the question of possible rotation on the post of Russian Ambassador to USA solved in a planned manner.
May 18 the state Duma Committee on international Affairs, he supported the candidacy of Deputy foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov to the post of Russian Ambassador to the United States, reported TASS a source familiar with the private session of the Committee. “The Committee gave consent to the appointment of Antonov, the Russian Ambassador to the United States, whose candidacy was submitted to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation”, – said the Agency interlocutor.