Kerry arrives in Sochi - U.S. Embassy in Russia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, the U.S. Embassy in Russia reported on Tuesday.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, the U.S. Embassy in Russia reported on Tuesday.

"Here we go! #KerryinSochi," U.S. Embassy spokesman Will Stevens has tweeted.

It is Kerry's first visit to Russia in two years.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would be as "broad as possible", and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov would also attend this meeting.

"The president will meet with State Secretary Kerry today. The meeting will also be attended by Lavrov, who will hold detailed talks with Kerry prior to it. The minister and the state secretary will then inform the president about the results of their contacts," Peskov said.

When commenting on the agenda for the upcoming Putin-Kerry meeting, the spokesman said that "the agenda will be as broad as possible, ranging from bilateral relations to all 'troubled areas'."

It was Peskov's answer to a question whether or not Ukraine, Syria and Iran would be addressed in Sochi.

When asked whether the issue of sanctions would be discussed, Peskov noted: "We have said more than once that it is not our topic. But, naturally, we have articulated our stance."

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