U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nuland arrives in Kyiv
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland arrived in Kyiv on June 22, the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine said.
The embassy said on its official Facebook account that Nuland planned to meet with senior Ukrainian government officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues, including reform priorities and the Minsk agreements implementation.
"She will then travel to Moscow, Russia to 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 embassy said.
Based on information possessed by Interfax-Ukraine, Nuland will meet with officials from the Ukrainian presidential office, likely including deputy presidential chief of staff Kostiantyn Yeliseyev, who is in charge of foreign policy issues.
Interfax-Ukraine learned from sources that Nuland would not meet with President Petro Poroshenko, even though such a meeting had been previously planned. "At this moment, such a meeting is not planned, but Nuland will meet with an official from the presidential office," a source said.
The Verkhovna Rada press service had reported earlier that Nuland would meet with Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy during her visit.