Russian envoy says relations with U.S. are in ‘ice age’ with ‘high’ risk of conflict

Anatoly Antonov said talks on the prisoner exchange had been “effective” and would continue. (document)


Russia’s ambassador to the United States on Friday compared the state of U.S.-Russian relations to an “ice age” and said the risk of a conflict between the two countries was “high,” state news agency TASS reported.

Anatoly Antonov was quoted by the TASS news agency as saying that it was difficult to say when the strategic dialogue talks between the two sides could resume, but that the talks on the exchange of prisoners were “valid” and would continue.

U.S.-Russia relations have plummeted to their lowest point in decades amid the fallout from Russia’s military action in Ukraine and the ensuing Western sanctions.

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Trevor Reed and basketball star Brittney Griner freed by Russia in exchange for two of convicted drug smuggler Konstantin Yaroshenko and arms dealer Viktor Bout The prisoner exchange is a rare example of US-Russia diplomatic success in 2022.

(Aside from the title, this story is unedited by NDTV staff and published via a syndicated feed.)

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