16 January, arriving in Moscow the new U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan.
He succeeded his predecessor, Jon Huntsman, who at the beginning of August 2019 resigned. In early October, the huntsman left Russia, reports TASS.
John Sullivan for 60 years. He graduated from brown University on a speciality “history and politics”, after he graduated from the Columbia University School of law. Engaged in private legal practice, was an assistant of one of the members of the Supreme court. Worked in the leadership of the Ministry of justice, since 2004 — first Deputy General counsel of the Pentagon. Later, for several years was chief counsel in the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2007-2009 he was the first Deputy of the Minister of trade. Since 2010 he was Chairman of the special Committee under the government on economic relations between the US and Iraq.
With the arrival of trump in the White house became the first Deputy Secretary of state. From April 1 to April 26, 2018 acting Secretary of state.
At the time Sullivan made strong comments on the issue of reunification of the Crimea with Russia and was among those who accused Russia of meddling in a presidential election.
With a new assignment has changed a bit and the rhetoric of Sullivan. He assured that he will focus on areas in which both countries can cooperate, despite all the contradictions — arms control, exchange of information in counter-terrorism, security in the Arctic.
the New Ambassador hopes to improve bilateral relations.