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Newsline: Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak ends tenure at Washington embassy

Sergey Kislyak, the diplomat at the heart of President Trump’s rabbit hole of a scandal, has ended his nearly decade-long tenure at the Russian embassy in Washington, officials said Saturday. The Kremlin’s embassy said on Twitter that Minister-Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission Denis Gonchar will assume Kislyak’s duties until his successor arrives in D.C. from Russia. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov has been nominated to take Kislyak’s place.



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