US and Russian ambassadors will resume their official duties within the next few days, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday after his summit meeting with President Biden.
According to a translator, Putin told reporters in Russian, “We agree that they should return to their positions.”
“It’s a technical question of when exactly that will happen. Tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, whatever.”
The announcement marked the first significant development to emerge after the meeting between Biden and Putin in Geneva, Switzerland.
Russia recalled its ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, in March after Biden said he believed Putin was a “killer”.
US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan left Moscow the following month after the Kremlin suggested he return to Washington for consultations amid rising tensions between the two countries.
On Monday, Biden downplayed his description of Putin as “an assassin,” saying instead that he believed the former KGB agent was a “bright,” “tough” and “worthy adversary.” .