Read time: 1 minute

Putin Orders Ambassador Sergey Kislyak To Come Back To Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin's government has ordered its ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, to return his mother country.
Putin Orders Ambassador Sergey Kislyak To Come Back To Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin's government has ordered its ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, to return his mother country.

BuzzFeed News first confirmed on Sunday that Kislyak was being recalled to Russia.

“He could use some time away,” one diplomat reportedly told the outlet.

Kislyak's name has repeatedly come up during the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was fired by President Donald Trump after he lied about a discussion with the ambassador on easing sanctions against Russia.

Attorney General Jeff Session was later forced to recuse himself from the Russia investigation after he failed to disclose multiple meetings with Kislyak. Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has also come under scrutiny for his meetings with the diplomat.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

NOTE: We will be changing to a new commenting platform in the next couple of weeks. We will supply more details as we get closer to the change. We understand some users are having problems with comments loading and this will hopefully remedy that problem

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.