Nuland goes to Russia to discuss Ukraine crisis


Victoria Nuland will visit Moscow later on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine, the US State Department said in a press release on Tuesday.


“She [Nuland] will meet with senior Russian government officials to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine and next steps to implement the Minsk agreements in support of the Normandy countries and the Trilateral Contact Group,” the press release stated. 


Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated following the 2014 crisis and subsequent conflict in Ukraine between the government in Kiev and autonomy seekers in the east of the country. Washington, Brussels and their allies have accused Moscow of meddling in the Ukrainian conflict and introduced several rounds of sanctions.