“U.S. Ambassador to Russia John J. Sullivan today completed his term as U.S. Ambassador to Russia and departed Moscow,” the U.S. Embassy in Russia said at a press conference.
“Ambassador Sullivan was appointed in December 2019 and has served as ambassador for nearly three years. I am retiring from a public service career that has served five U.S. presidents over the years.”
The embassy added that Elizabeth Rude will take over as acting ambassador until a successor takes over.