Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak has been recalled to his home country, according to several news agencies based in America. This report comes amid the investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Kislyak Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Several American news outlets reported on Sunday evening that Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, who met with senior members of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration before they entered the White House, has been summoned back to his country and will leave his post soon. Kislyak is expected to leave America while the investigation into Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn continues.
The news of Kislyak’s return to Russia was first reported by BuzzFeed News. The American news agency cited three sources close to the matter. Prior to the decision to recall him, Russia was reportedly planning to appoint Kislyak to a senior post at the UN headquarters in New York.
Moscow has yet to confirm Kislyak’s departure date. However, the US-Russia Business Council has announced that it will hold a going away party for Kislyak on July 11. “He could use some time away,” said a diplomat in the U.S.