US: Russian envoy met with State Dept officials

Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to US

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# 07 March 2023 01:07 (UTC +04:00)

Moscow's ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, had "in person" meetings with relevant State Department officials recently, the department's spokesperson Ned Price disclosed during the regular press briefing on Monday.

"Lines of communication remain open, that is of critical importance to us, and ambassador Antonov is one element when it comes to it," the spokesperson said.

Recently, the Russian envoy criticized the latest round of sanctions imposed against Moscow, warning that carrying on with weaponry shipments to Ukraine will just prolong the conflict. The ambassador previously underscored that there is no evidence of Russian-American bilateral relations improving.