.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan has left Russia for consultations in Washington. He returns home at the request of Russia, which also expelled 10 American diplomats. VoA reports that Sullivan’s departure comes after Russia on Friday stopped short of asking Sullivan to leave the country, but said it “suggested” that he follows the example of the Russian ambassador to Washington who was recalled for consultations last month after President Joe Biden’s description of President Vladimir Putin as a “killer.”