Army's contract for Ka-52 'Alligator' helicopters to continue till 2020Military & Defense December 07, 11:58
Russian astronomers fail to detect meteorite’s crash in SiberiaScience & Space December 07, 11:40
Russia’s Almaz-Antey to modernize Iran’s aircraft navigation systemMilitary & Defense December 07, 11:06
Russian colonel killed by 'opposition' shelling in AleppoMilitary & Defense December 07, 10:56
Mission Control Center reveals cause of Progress spacecraft lossScience & Space December 07, 10:44
The Range: The Caucasus from sea to seaSociety & Culture December 07, 10:27
OPEC, Russia agree on mutually accepted formula of oil production cut for 6 monthsBusiness & Economy December 07, 9:59
Maduro to oversee implementation of agreements on cooperation with Russia 'personally'Business & Economy December 07, 9:10
Washington says will negotiate with Moscow on Syria only 'if talks are constructive'World December 07, 8:35
KALININGRAD, January 15. /TASS/. Russian President’s aide Vladislav Surkov, who had a meeting here on Friday with the U.S. Under-Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, has described their discussions as fruitful and useful.
"The consultations we had were detailed enough, fruitful and useful," Surkov said. "This is was brainstorming of a kind to tap compromise solutions."
"Ideas were voiced on some extremely sensitive issues like the constitutional reform (in Ukraine), security and elections," he said. "They can now be discussed at the Contact Group (in charge of settling the armed civil conflict in eastern Ukraine) or in the Normandy format (Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine)."
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Kaliningrad, Pavel Mamontov said earlier the meeting had been held in the town of Pionersky near Kaliningrad where the Presidential Administration staff has a state mansion.
Surkov and Nuland focused on the implementation of the Minsk accords.
The meeting was organized as a follow-up to the talks, which President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had in Moscow with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on December 15.