Washington and Moscow cannot completely sever diplomatic relations, as they must maintain bilateral contacts, US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan said in an interview with TASS.
“We will also never part at all. We cannot take and break off diplomatic relations and stop talking to each other,— he said.
In late May, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, speaking to alumni of Georgetown University, quoted American singer Taylor Swift's song “We are never ever getting back together.” and hinted that Washington might not re-establish relations with the Russian leadership. Then he said that he would like to dedicate these words personally to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov later said that Moscow would “seriously think” before resuming relations with Western countries, even if they themselves offered to do so .
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