At the State Department are considering the possibility of returning Russia to its diplomatic residences in Maryland and new York, which was closed in December last year after the data of Moscow’s intervention in the American presidential election. About it reports BuzzFeed.
“Tillerson made a bid for Tom Shannon, the employee of diplomatic service and of the third (in order of importance – Ed.) employee of the state Department (assistant Secretary of state for political Affairs – Ed.) to help return Russian-American relations to normal. Shannon June 23 will go to St. Petersburg to discuss the “irritants” between Moscow and Washington” – referred to in article BuzzFedd.
It is unclear who Tom Shannon will meet in St. Petersburg. But, according to the publication, one of the issues to be discussed – the possibility of returning Russia to its diplomatic residences in Maryland and new York that were closed by the decision of the Obama Administration.
Recall that in December last year after the data of Russian interference in presidential elections, officials in Washington said the diplomatic residence of Russia in the Maryland and Washington could be used by Moscow for the purpose of exploring, and shut them. Also, the United States sent 35 Russian diplomats from Washington and San Francisco.