The Ambassador denied all his requests to Congress.
Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov said that regularly gets rejected requests for a meeting with congressmen, according to “RIA Novosti”.
“I can tell you that all my requests to Congress and denied to me. I’m very happy for Mr. (U.S. Ambassador to Russia John) Huntsman, what our parliamentarians warmly met him. Expressed willingness to cooperate. Maybe the movement from the other side will be able to move from a dead point”, – said Antonov.
In August of 2017 after signing of the law on sanctions against Russia US President Donald trump lashed out at the Congress, blaming them for the deterioration of relations with Russia. He then said that relations between Washington and Moscow are “in a dangerously low point.”
The predecessor of the Antonov Sergey Kislyak, who was Ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2017, after returning to Moscow has described the atmosphere in which he had to work as “poisoned”.
He explained that the administration of U.S. President trump is “difficult” due to the political conflict in the United States.
We will remind, the former Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak repeatedly mentioned in connection with the investigation of the relations of politicians close to the administration trump with Russia.
In particular, on his meetings with Kislyak, filling out paperwork for security clearance to classified information, silent Minister of justice and the U.S. attorney General Jeff sessions.
With the Russian Ambassador met and son-in-law of Donald trump and a senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner, and two representatives of the electoral headquarters of the trump – Jeffrey Gordon and Carter page.