Nuland is already in Moscow, official meetings slated for Monday

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland arrived in Moscow from Kiev on May 17, press secretary of the U.S. embassy William Stevens told Interfax.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland arrived in Moscow from Kiev on May 17, press secretary of the U.S. embassy William Stevens told Interfax.

"Victoria Nuland is in Moscow already," he said. She is expected to hold official meetings on Monday, May 18.

Nuland is most likely to be received at the Foreign Ministry by Deputy Foreign Ministers Sergei Ryabkov and Grigory Karasin who are in charge of Russian-U.S. relations and Ukrainian affairs respectively.

Earlier the U.S. embassy said it attached great significance to Nuland's upcoming visit noting that the focal point would be on the situation in Ukraine.

Press secretary Stevens told Interfax that they were looking forward to this important visit that will follow the visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Sochi last week and Nuland's visit to Kyiv on May 14-17. She will continue discussing the following steps to implement the Minsk agreements, he said.

On May 16 in Kiev Nuland said the United States stood ready to do more to ensure the comprehensive implementation of the Minsk agreements.

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