"It is a traditional exchange of views, a traditional comparison of notes that is not part of the Normandy format. That is how US colleagues thereby obtain first-hand information from the Quartet countries. This direct channel for dialogue is highly positive so that there is fullness of understanding in Washington on what is happening, which can have quite an effect on… the prospects for settlement," Peskov said.
Nuland's Moscow Visit Move to 'Compare Notes,' No Decisions Expected
09:39 GMT 24.06.2016 (Updated: 15:57 GMT 29.06.2016)
© Sputnik / StringerAssistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Kiev
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According to the Kremlin spokesman, Victoria Nuland’s latest visit to Moscow is a traditional move to "compare notes."
23 June 2016, 14:03 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland’s latest visit to Moscow is a move to "compare notes" that is unlikely to yield concrete decisions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.