Contents tagged with Nuland

  • Kremlin: Russia does not accept American military presence in Central Asia

    Russia does not accept the US military presence in the countries of Central Asia, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov after a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, reports TASS.

    "We emphasized the unacceptability of any form of American military presence in Central Asian countries," Ryabkov said.

    He explained that he had discussed Afghanistan with Nuland. The US Under Secretary of State flew to Moscow the day before to discuss bilateral relations, as well …

  • Kremlin: U.S. lifted sanctions from some Russian officials in exchange for Nuland’s visit to Moscow

    Washington excluded some Russians from the sanctions lists in exchange for the Kremlin allowing the visit of the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, said the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, on the talk show "Sunday evening with Vladimir Solovyov" on the TV channel Rossiya 1.

    "She (Nuland) was really on the sanctions lists. This implies that a person cannot cross the border. They included Russian representatives and international …

  • Moscow to allow entry to Victoria Nuland if Washington gives visas to Russian diplomats banned entry to U.S.

    Russia can issue a visa to the U.S. Under Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, if the U.S. gives visas to Russian diplomats who have been denied entry to the U.S., reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing its sources.

    The Kommersant’s interlocutors claim that Nuland can come to Russia as early as October.

    Konstantin Vorontsov, the Acting Deputy Director, Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, is among those for whom Moscow is trying to obtain visas. He has not been able to …

  • US looking for replacement for Nuland for talks on the Donbas

    The matter of the format of negotiations on Ukraine, which involves Russian and American representatives, will be considered in the near future, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine citing the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Vadym Prystaiko.

    "You may remember that there was the Nuland-Surkov Format [Victoria Nuland and Vladislav Surkov]. There were also talks in the 'Geneva format', which occurred without Nuland and Surkov. There is information that the US State Department is …

  • Nuland met with Surkov in Moscow to discuss the Donbas

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland and Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov discussed the Ukrainian question in Moscow. According to the U.S. Embassy, the talks were mainly dedicated to security issues in the Donbas. "The discussions were very detailed, thorough and constructive".

    "Negotiators focused on the subject of maintaining security in the framework of the Minsk Agreements, implementation of the ceasefire, withdrawal of the heavy weaponry and ensuring an unimpeded …

  • Peskov: Putin has no time in his schedule to meet with Nuland

    Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have time in his schedule to meet with US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, according to the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, as reported by the Russian RIA Novosti news agency,

    “In the President’s schedule there is not such a meeting," Peskov said.

    The Press Service of the US Department of State previously reported that Nuland will visit Moscow and Kiev. In Moscow she is planning to meet with Russian government …