“Yakovenko worked with dignity the entire term in a very difficult, from the point of view of the head of the diplomatic mission, country in a difficult period of deterioration of relations. He worthily proved himself in the most necessary situations. the experience of this person will be in demand in our country more than once, ”the senator believes.

According to him, whoever was appointed to the post of Russian ambassador to the UK, "it will also be quite difficult for him."

“So far we have no new data on a significant improvement in relations between our countries. But we hope that the situation will sooner or later break the deadlock, ”Jabarov said.

Earlier, Yakovenko completed his diplomatic mission in London and went to Russia.

Counselor-Envoy Ivan Volodin was appointed temporary charge d'affaires of the embassy.