The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry will hold dialogues on Tuesday in Sochi. Moscow hopes that the Visit of Kerry to the Russian Federation will contribute to the normalization of Russian-American relations.
However, As said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, the conclusion of the meeting the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin (who currently resides in Sochi) and U.S. Secretary of state in Sochi has not yet been made.
first it was claimed that Kerry on the first day of the week will go to Sochi, where he hopes to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and other Russian officials.
The last time the Secretary of state has paid a Visit to the Russian Federation in may 2013.
U.S. Secretary of state many times expressed the desire to come to the Russian Federation, but at the Last moment postponed a Visit. According to a source Last news , " the arrival of Kerry to Russia very symbolic ".
"Many times he canceled their Visit, and finally decided to come. This meeting will not be a breakthrough, But it is very important. This Visit has been too long delayed by his own initiative. We never close, We are open and willing to discuss everything, " said the head of the Department.
in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that the Russian Federation in the dialogue with the United States " is open to interaction on the basis of equality, noninterference in internal Affairs and take due account of Russian interests in the complete rejection of the attempts of pressure on us."
Moscow hopes that the Visit of Secretary of state " will serve to normalize bilateral relations, which largely depends on global stability ".
As stressed by the foreign Ministry of Russia, Russian-American relations are going through a difficult period, " which in the Russian international Ministry associated with the actions of the US capital. The administration of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama in 2014 went the way of curtailing bilateral ties, proclaimed the policy of "isolation" of Russia and demanded policy support from its allies, "wrongly placed on the Russian Federation responsible for the crisis in Ukraine, which was largely provoked by the United States," according to the clarifications of the Russian Ministry.
However, the authorized state Department Marie Harf did not want to call the Visit of Secretary of state John Kerry in Sochi normalization of relations.
"I not only began to use This term," said Harf correspondents in response to the corresponding question. On question, whether the question is at least to reduce tension, Commissioner of the state Department said.
The Kerry's visit is " part of efforts to maintain open channels of communication with the Russian leadership, said Harf.
The main topics of the talks, Lavrov and Kerry will be the situation in Ukraine, Yemen, Iran and Syria.
As the source said Fins news , Moscow hopes that Kerry will bring to Sochi latest proposals for Ukraine and bilateral relations, but said that Moscow does not expect breakthrough results, although considering the fact of the visit is important and symbolic.
According to the official envoy of the state Department, the U.S. " has long been said that if you see areas where you can work Together, We will act accordingly "." As you have seen, for example, on Iran, We are in truth closely koordiniruyutsya. There are still Syrian Arab Republic and other issues. Will also examine the problems on which We seriously disagree, such As Ukraine, " - said Harf.
along with this, the United States believes that the dialogues have the opportunity to give a boost to the Syrian settlement process, worked out by both Moscow and Washington.
"Secretary of state Kerry and his team have long thought the way to return to a diplomatic scenario. This will be one of the main topics of discussion (in Sochi), " - said Harf at a press conference in the U.S. capital.
"the Secretary of state and Minister Lavrov spoke about Syria for many months. We collaborated on the organization of the first 2 conferences in Geneva, worked on weapons of mass destruction, " said Harf." I do not expect any announcements or anything like that from that first meeting, but This is the 1st step in the process is to sit down and discuss with the Russians As We can to return (Syrians - ed.) to the negotiating table, " concluded the Commissioner of the state Department.