Editor's Note: Tensions between Russia and the US have further escalated recently, with the US imposing new sanctions on Russian officials and entities and the two expelling each other's diplomats. These events happened only a few days after US President Joe Biden had a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and proposed a summit in a third country in the coming months. What do all these ups and downs indicate for bilateral relations? How likely is a summit to take place? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Victor Larin (Larin), academician and principal researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences, over these issues.
US expelling diplomats goes beyond usual decency, let alone norms of diplomacy: Russian scholar - Global Times