– Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov congratulated Jon Huntsman with the statement on a post of the US Ambassador to Russia.
“I congratulate Hansman with the appointment to high and responsible post. I wish him success in rebuilding Russian-American relations,” – said Antonov, “Interfax”.
Earlier, the U.S. Senate approved the candidacy of Huntsman as Ambassador to Russia. “The Senate approved of Jon Huntsman Jr. of Utah as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation”, – reported in the official Twitter of the Senate.
Former U.S. Ambassador John Tefft on Thursday morning left Russia, completing his diplomatic mission.