Upper house to demand recall of Moscow ambassador to U.S.

MOSCOW, March 1 Sat Mar 1, 2014 10:55am EST

MOSCOW, March 1 (Reuters) - Russia's upper house of parliament will ask President Vladimir Putin to recall Moscow's ambassador from the United States, the chamber's speaker said on Saturday.

Valentina Matviyenko, the head of the Federation Council, asked the Council's Committee on Foreign Affairs to draw up a proposal setting out the demands to Putin.

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