Russia names replacement for Sergei Kislyak as envoy in Washington

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Posted: Aug 21, 2017 8:12 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a replacement for Sergei Kislyak as Russian ambassador to the United States, the Kremlin said on Monday.

The new ambassador will be Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov. Kislyak served for more than nine years as Moscow's envoy to Washington.

(Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe)