Moscow and Washington cannot completely separate, US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan said in an interview with TASS.
"We are also never completely separating. We can’t just cut diplomatic relations really, and just not talk," he said. "At a minimum, we sit near each other at the UN Security Council in New York every day. No matter what, we are better talking to each other at the UN, at the Security Council. And we should have embassies. This is the bare minimum. This is basic."
"We should have embassies in Moscow and in Washington, not just the Russian mission to the UN. I just think factually we’ll never be able to get to that level of complete separation because we are joined as permanent members of the [UN] Security Council. And having been joined in that way we do need to continue to engage with each other despite many contested issues that we have. We see each other, speak and present on a daily basis in New York. That’s a bare minimum," Sullivan emphasized.