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    The public will be informed of Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak's future employment should there be any changes to his career status, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Sergey Kislyak has been serving as Russia’s ambassador to the United States since 2008.

    "First, you still need to ask the Foreign Ministry. When there is an appropriate decree, we will inform you," Peskov told reporters, answering a question on the Russian Ambassador's possible resignation from his post and future employment.

    On Sunday, Michael McFaul, the US Ambassador to Russia between 2012 and 2014, bid Kislyak well on his Twitter and noted that he enjoyed working with him even if they disagreed.

    In May, a source told Sputnik that Russian State Duma’s International Affairs Committee supported Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov as a candidate for the post of Russia’s ambassador in Washington. Russian media said that Antonov might set out for the United States in July, after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart’s meeting at the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

    Antonov previously served as the Deputy Defense Minister of Russia. Antonov has spent over 30 years in the Foreign Ministry, with his work being focused on issues of security and disarmament. In February 2011, Antonov became Deputy Defense Minister. He was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister on December 28, 2016.


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