Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Sentenced to 20 Days in Prison

US Ambassador Huntsman presents copies of credentials to Russian Foreign Ministry

US Ambassador Huntsman presents copies of credentials to Russian Foreign Ministry

The standoff between Moscow and the West will not ease until Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves office, a top European Union diplomat has claimed.

During a ceremony Tuesday in which he accepted the diplomatic credentials of U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wants greater "cooperation" between their two countries. "We are convinced that it should build upon the stringent adherence to the principles of equality, respect for national interests, and noninterference with each other's internal affairs".

"As far as bilateral ties with the United States are concerned, their current level can not be satisfying", Putin said at the official ceremony.

In his address to Huntsman, Putin offered Russia's condolences over Monday's deadly shooting attack in Las Vegas and expressed hope for better ties with the U.S. Huntsman takes on the post in Moscow as congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller investigate allegations that Russian Federation sought to influence the 2016 USA presidential election on Trump's behalf, as well as potential collusion with Moscow by Trump associates.

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After he announced his presidential bid past year, Navalny, arguably Russia's most popular opposition politician, inspired a grassroots campaign in Russian regions to support his nomination.

Russian diplomats also had been given an October 1 deadline to vacate the residence following formal instructions by the US State Department demanding the closure of the consulate in the west-coast city. It added that USA authorities "completely" seized the Consulate General and the administrative building, which represented "a violation of worldwide law".

Relations between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War, and have been marked by tit-for-tat retaliations that began with United States sanctions on Russian Federation for its annexation of Crimea and subsequent support for separatists in Eastern Ukraine.

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