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MOSCOW, May 18. /TASS/. US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has arrived in the Russian foreign ministry and the consultations are underway, a source in the Russian ministry said on Wednesday.
Nuland is expected to meet on Wednesday with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, earlier reports said.
The US embassy in Moscow said Nuland has already held consultations with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov.
Nuland is planning to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine, further steps to implement the Minsk agreements and support the efforts of the "Normandy four" group and the Trilateral Contact Group at talks with high-ranking Russian officials, according to the US embassy. A wide range of bilateral and regional issues will also be part of agenda.
After Russia, Nuland will head for Brussels to join a US delegation led by US Secretary of State John Kerry.