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Antonov: Washington strongly reluctant to accept Russia-US summit results

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Antonov: Washington strongly reluctant to accept Russia-US summit results

Washington is strongly reluctant to accept the results of the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump in Helsinki, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said, addressing a session of the Valdai International Discussion Club on Friday.

"We expected Washington’s reaction to the summit to be mixed. However, I did not expect such a strong reluctance to accept anything the two presidents had discussed,” TASS reported quoting Antonov.

"Shortly after the two presidents’ joint press conference was over, I started getting text messages from the Russian embassy in Washington - my colleagues were monitoring the US media - about a tough reaction to the talks," Antonov noted.

At the last summit, Russian and US leaders discussed concrete proposals for settling the situation in the Donbass, the diplomat noted accusing the Ukrainian authorities of failing to honour the agreements.

“If all the countries support the Minsk agreements then they need to be observed,” he said.

According to diplomat, the US lawmakers plan to visit Russia again.

"Another colleague plans to visit," he said adding: "I do not want to disclose their names yet.”

According to Antonov, Russian parliament...

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