MADRID, Sep. 22 (Moose Gazette) –
The Russian government has granted the placet to the new United States ambassador in Moscow, Lynne Tracy, pending the definitive approval of the candidate proposed by President Joe Biden by the US Senate.
Tracy was already “number two” of the diplomatic legation between 2014 and 2017 and will be, except for surprise, the first woman to hold the position of ambassador, at a key moment in political terms due to the escalation of tensions.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov has confirmed that Moscow has already given its approval to the change, while warning that, for now, Washington seems to seek the “total collapse” of bilateral relations, according to the Interfax agency. .
The previous ambassador, John Sullivan, left Moscow this month, after a mandate in which he was especially critical of the policies promoted by the Kremlin and the violation of Human Rights in Russia.