Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news conference in Moscow. File photo/Reuters
Russia does not expect its ties with Washington to suddenly improve following the exit of US national security adviser John Bolton, RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Wednesday.
US President Donald Trump abruptly fired Bolton amid disagreements with his hardline aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia.
Ryabkov said that such staff reshuffles in the United States have not led to a normalisation in relations in the past.
US President Donald Trump on Friday hailed his “very, very good relationship” with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as the two leaders held talks on the sidelines of the G20 meeting.
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