During a meeting the following day, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin jokingly remarked that the briefcase must've contained some sort of a monetary incentive for the upcoming talks. In response, the Secretary of State promised to present the contents of the briefcase during a private meeting, claiming that the Russian President will be 'pleasantly surprised.'
And now, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has the answer to this mystery – and it is simple and matter-of-fact.
"There were documents inside," Ryabkov said, according to RIA Novosti.
He didn’t specify, however, if President Putin was in fact pleasantly surprised by these documents like Kerry promised.