U.S. assistant secretary of state is already in Moscow
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland is visiting Moscow, the U.S. Embassy has said.
Press secretary of the U.S. Embassy to Russia William Stevens told Interfax that Mrs. Nuland had arrived in Moscow.
Earlier in the day the U.S. Department of State reported that 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."
A number of sources said a possibility of Nuland's meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was being considered.