Russia gave a nod to the new ambassador to Moscow who was nominated by Biden

Sergey Ryabkov The Deputy Foreign Minister made a statement to reporters, which was reported by the official Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

Joe Biden The US President nominated Tracy for this position this week, Professional diplomat with extensive experience in Moscow and the post-Soviet region For the next ambassador to Russia.

The He speaks Russian too Tracy, who is currently the US ambassador to Yerevan, Moscow John Sullivan He will replace the outgoing ambassador, who left Moscow at the beginning of September.

She will be the first woman to head the US mission to Russia.

If the US Senate confirms his appointment. Once in charge, you will be tasked with: Managing the tense relations between the United States and Russia.

The United States and its European allies imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia and delivered billions of dollars in weapons and supplies to Ukraine after Russia attacked its pro-Western neighbor.

In the summer, the Kremlin spoke with condemnation about the poor state of bilateral relations. Dmitriy Peskov“Relations are practically non-existent,” the Russian president’s spokesman told reporters in June. “There are no signs of improvement,” Ryabkov was quoted by RIA Novosti as telling reporters on Thursday.

From 2014 to 2017, Tracy was the second in command at the United States Embassy in Moscow. Prior to his assignment in Russia and Armenia, he served on American missions in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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