MOSCOW - The US envoy in Moscow returned to Russia Thursday saying he was ready to work on a “stable and predictable relationship” after a US-Russia summit aimed at reducing tensions. “Arrived back in Moscow today,” Ambassador John Sullivan said in a statement, several days after Russia’s envoy to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, resumed his own posting, saying he hoped to build “equal and pragmatic ties”. 

Sullivan said he was ready to work with Russia “on our goal of a stable and predictable relationship between our countries.” Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that Moscow and Washington had agreed for their ambassadors to return to their posts, after summit talks in Geneva with US counterpart Joe Biden earlier this month.

In March, Russia had recalled Antonov and recommended the United States bring back Sullivan for consultations after Biden agreed with a description of Putin as a “killer”.