According to the portal's sources, Sullivan adheres to the position that the Russian side "must force him to leave" if he wants him to leave the state.

Earlier it became known that American President Joe Biden signed a decree on the introduction of sanctions against Russia.

The restrictions affected individuals and legal entities.

On April 14, US Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan was invited to visit Yuri Ushakov, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sullivan was told, a source in the Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti that if the United States, after the words of the American president about its intention to improve relations with Russia, adopted new sanctions, Moscow would react decisively.

It is also known that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the aide to the Russian president, Yuri Ushakov, at a meeting with the American ambassador, recommended that he go to Washington and hold serious and detailed consultations there.