China News Service, April 6th. According to a report by the Russian news agency, on the 5th local time, a relevant person in the Russian government revealed that the timing of Russian Ambassador Antonov’s return to the United States will depend on whether Washington will take measures to urge the two countries. Normalize the relationship.

Earlier, due to growing tensions between Russia and the United States, the Russian Foreign Ministry recalled Antonov to Moscow to discuss the prospects of relations between the two countries.

  The source said: "It is too early to discuss the specific date of Ambassador Antonov’s return to Washington. Fundamentally, everything depends on the United States, and they must make at least some contribution to (advancing) the normalization of relations. ."

  The source added that Ambassador Antonov’s consultations with government agencies in Moscow have not yet ended, and this work is being carried out in full swing.

Russian President Putin.

  Recently, there has been a new round of tension in Russia-US relations.

The US intelligence agency issued a report on March 16 stating that Russia supported Trump during the 2020 US presidential election and suppressed the Biden campaign team.

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov stated on March 17 that the accusation by the United States of Russia for interfering in the 2020 US presidential election is groundless and unproven.

  On the same day, U.S. President Biden was asked by the media whether he thought Russian President Putin was a "killer," and he answered in the affirmative.

This remark immediately caused a strong reaction from the Russian side.

  The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on March 17 that it would recall the Russian ambassador to the United States Antonov to discuss the prospects of Russia-US relations.

After returning home, Antonov will consult with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant departments to discuss relevant issues.

  Antonov said at the meeting of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation Council at the end of March that Russia-US relations are currently facing the deepest crisis, but Moscow has been working hard to establish a pragmatic dialogue.