Putin to meet Maduro at Russian Energy Week

Putin to meet Maduro at Russian Energy Week

Putin also expressed his nation's condolences to the US over the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday.

His successor, career diplomat John Tefft was summoned out of retirement and served as USA ambassador to Russian Federation between 2014 and 2017.

The US-Russia relationship has soured even further in recent months following a series of expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic missions.

"The current level of the ties can not satisfy us", Putin said.

"We advocate for constructive, predictable, and mutually advantageous cooperation".

Putin noted that Russian Federation and Spain have centuries-old relations.

Huntsman, a former Utah governor, has twice served as ambassador.

Huntsman, a businessman, veteran diplomat and former presidential candidate, came to Russian Federation at a tense time, when the White House-Kremlin diplomatic relations are at a dangerously low ebb.

The former U.S. administration expelled Russian diplomats and closed two Russian diplomatic compounds in NY and Maryland back in December 2016 over Moscow's alleged meddling in the United States presidential election. He also said he would not hesitate to remind Russian officials that they are accountable for their actions.

In remarks to newly arriving diplomats, Mr. Putin said the basis for cooperation between Moscow and.

Relations between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War, and have been marked by tit-for-tat retaliations that began with USA sanctions on Russian Federation for its annexation of Crimea and subsequent support for separatists in Eastern Ukraine.

This will temporarily suspend his campaign for the presidential election next year.

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