Russia’s ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak, who was involved in a scandal over the Kremlin’s intervention in last year’s election campaign in the United States, returns home after 10 years as head of the Russian diplomatic mission.
This was reported on Sunday by BuzzFeed with reference to three sources. Departure of Kislyak is allegedly scheduled for mid-July. A farewell banquet in his honor will take place on July 11th at the St.Regis Hotel two blocks from the White House.
The activities of the diplomat came under the scrutiny of several committees of Congress, and a special investigator, who was investigating the facts of Russian violations of the democratic process in America. Kislyak met with Senator Jeff Sessions, who later became the Attorney General, as well as with Trump‘s senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. At the meeting with the latter, the prospects for creating secret communication channels between the White House and the Kremlin were discussed. Neither Sessions nor Kouchner reported on these meetings in a timely manner.
In May, the State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian parliament – RRT) Committee on Foreign Affairs backed the candidacy of Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov for the position of Russia’s Ambassador to the United States.