The White House considers Nuland’s meetings in Moscow constructive

The White House considers Nuland's meetings in Moscow constructive

The U.S. administration believes that the meetings of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland during her visit to Moscow were constructive and productive. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said this at a regular briefing on Tuesday.

“I would say she’s having pretty constructive and productive meetings, she’s meeting with a number of leaders,” Psaki said, without revealing details.

Nuland held talks with Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov at the Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, which lasted more than an hour and a half. The undersecretary of state will be in Russia until October 13, and is scheduled to meet with Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov and deputy presidential chief of staff Dmitry Kozak. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the meeting between Ryabkov and Nuland was also attended by Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin.

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