EU-Moldova association deal may be scrapped if people say so — presidentWorld January 24, 23:10
NATO experts arrive in Moldova to assist in developing military strategyWorld January 24, 21:13
FIA F1 top management reshuffle unlikely to affect Russia’s Sochi GP — expertSport January 24, 20:42
Russia hopes for constructive work with Trump's administration at G20Business & Economy January 24, 20:29
Everything you need to know about Oscars 2017 nominationsSociety & Culture January 24, 19:57
Konchalovsky glad his film Paradise is absent from list of Oscar nomineesSociety & Culture January 24, 18:55
Russian meteorology service reports 2016 is record warm year in ArcticBusiness & Economy January 24, 18:22
Russian chief negotiator comments on outcome of Syria peace talks in AstanaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 18:11
Legendary Isinbayeva blasts recent German film on alleged doping in Russian athleticsSport January 24, 18:07
MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will hold a meeting with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov in Moscow to discuss the Ukrainian issue, a diplomatic source has told TASS.
"Victoria Nuland will meet with Vladislav Surkov. The Ukrainian issue is expected to be in the limelight," he said.
Nuland is arriving in the Russian capital on Tuesday evening.
On Monday, the press service of the US Department of State reported that Nuland would travel to Moscow to meet with Russian government officials and discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine with them, as well as the next steps in the implementation of the Minsk agreements with a view to maintaining the "Normandy format" and the work of the Trilateral Contact Group.
Accorinng to the Russian diplomatic source, the possibility of holding a Normandy Format (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine) meeting in the foreseeable future is being looked into.
"Everything is discussed," he said in reply to the query. "So far it is early to speak about it definitely, but it is being discussed. The Normandy Four (meeting) must be prepared, and the Contact Group continues working," the source added.
"As far as I know, a next meeting will be held in (Belarusian capital) Minsk tomorrow, and our representatives will take part in it," the source went on. "As for what comes next - we will see. Work is underway," he said.
"It is important to see ‘s willingness to comply with the reached agreements, but this is not seen at the moment," he added.