The first step toward improving relations between Russia and the United States will be the restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty, as well as the return of control to Ukraine over its internationally recognized borders.

John Huntsman made a relevant statement  at the ceremony of taking the oath in Salt Lake City.

"This is a problem not only for the United States, but also for Europe, Canada and literally for every developed country," the ambassador said.

His main goal Huntsman called the restoration of confidence between the two states.

Furthermore, Huntsman noted the low level of American confidence in Russia, because "many Americans believe in Russia's deliberate attempt to undermine American democracy through interference in presidential elections."

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that his country needed to stand up for the sovereignty of countries all over the world - from Ukraine to the South China Sea