Assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will discuss with the Russian colleagues the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the Ukraine and Russian-American relations. According to Last news , Nuland will meet with the Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin and Sergei Ryabkov and will hold a series of meetings with authorized Russian human rights organizations.
This is the second trip Nuland in the Russian Federation for a week after visiting Sochi in conjunction with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry on may 12. While in the capital of Russia Nuland came after a visit to Kiev.
One of the main themes of the Moscow consultations Nuland is obliged to become a Discussion of " next steps for the implementation of the Minsk agreements ". Karasin said Last news that the meeting on the first day of the week will be discussed, as well as among them, about the problem of establishing a dialogue between Kiev and self-proclaimed republics of Donbass.
"The discussion will relate to the settlement of the Ukrainian fall, therefore, the implementation of the Minsk agreements: most importantly, dialogue between representatives of the DPR, LPR and Kiev), the beginning of the activity sub-working groups within the existing contact group, and the whole complex of problems," - said Karasin.
During the visit, Nuland in Kiev last week, the parties had discussed the possibility of working sub-group on political issues to ensure the standards of the OSCE In preparation for the elections in the Donbass.
She Nuland, announcing a Visit to the capital of Russia, has stated that North America have plans to make wider their participation in ensuring the implementation of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, as well as among them with the countries "channel four" (completed February the Minsk agreement Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France). The details of such "extensions" Nuland did not disclose. However, before the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said Fins news that he had discussed with Kerry " the possibility of More effective practical involvement of America to assist the implementation of the Minsk agreements ".
"We exchanged a number of thoughts and present them in the near future ", - said Klimkin. Maybe some of these thoughts Nuland brought to the capital of Russia to discuss with the Russian colleagues. When the source of the Fins news in Russian depodesta won't say whether raised the question of accession of the USA to " Norman format ".
"Visit Nuland - More than an attempt to find new cooperation with Russia on Ukraine. I would argue that the Americans were worried by the contact group. Last summer, after the incident with the Malaysian Boeing, the U.S. believed that Paris and Berlin will lobby the American desire. But recent events have forced Washington to doubt. The U.S. realized that the "Normandy format" exists, and Americans felt aloof from European Affairs. It is from their point of view is unacceptable, " said Fins news leading research worker of the Institute of issues of international security Academy of Sciences Alexei Fenenko.
explaining Moscow dialogues Nuland, he said that " the U.S. is beginning to understand: frontal pressure on the Russian Federation does not bring result." Moreover, Russia was able to establish in February a dialogue with France and Germany, for that reason at the present time, Americans need to build some sort of line. First, I think they agreed with the Ukrainians their seats, found out where Ukraine can make concessions, and Now will continue the dialogue with Moscow ", - the expert believes.
in addition to meeting with Karasin on the subject of Ukrainian settlement, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of state wants to discuss with the Russian side and the issues of bilateral Russian-American agenda. According to the Last news , the meeting with Ryabkov scheduled for mid-day Monday.
It is clear that the parties will discuss not only the progress of the Minsk agreements, said the head of the Center Voyenno-political researches of the academic Institute of the USA and Canada Vladimir Batyuk. This is an important fact resume personal diplomatic contacts, he said.
"of course, her Visit takes place in the development of the meeting in Sochi, But to wait for some concrete results, apparently, is not necessary. As long as It's fairly routine diplomatic work, But it is good that this work began. Because a year ago the situation was completely different - just As the termination of any good diplomatic contacts between Moscow and Washington. Currently, focusing on Kerry's visit to Sochi and focusing on Nuland's visit to the capital of Russia, at least, these contacts were resumed, and This is a good sign, " - said the expert.
Although the official program Nuland talks in the Russian capital will commence on the first day of the week, Assistant Secretary of state chose to fly to the Russian capital in advance. On Sunday she and U.S. Ambassador to the Russian capital had lunch in one of Moscow restaurants, where John Tefft has treated Nuland dumplings.
Photo of a smiling Tefft and Nuland was posted on the Embassy page in Twitter. The Ambassador himself had admitted that he loves " Russian dumplings with sour cream ". As stated Last news in the U.S. Embassy, Nuland, who in the early 1990s he worked at the American Embassy in the Russian Federation, also loves This dish.