Relations with Russia will be a priority issue for the next US administration, US Ambassador to Russia, John Tefft, told TASS on Wednesday.

 

John Tefft

 

The diplomat noted that the new administration would need a transition period before the inauguration on January 20.

 

“The one thing I am pretty confident of is that Russia will be one of those top issues that the administration will give priority to,” he said, adding that “Ukraine and Syria are, obviously, are important issues.”

 

When asked whether the new administration will be able to tackle these issues, the ambassador said that he hopes for success along these lines.