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    Nuland May Visit Moscow in 'Not-Too-Distant Future'

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    US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland may visit Moscow in the near future, US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft told reporters on a visit to the Russian city of Irkutsk.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US envoy argued the United States is "trying very hard" to support Russian, French, German and Ukrainian efforts to implement the Minsk agreements on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine as part of the Normandy format.

    "I would be surprised if you wouldn’t see Mrs. Nuland in Moscow again in the not-too-distant future," Tefft said in a transcript of his speech released by the US embassy in Moscow on Tuesday.

    In February 2015, a peace agreement was signed between Ukraine’s conflicting sides in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, after talks of the Normandy Four countries, comprising Russia, Germany, Ukraine and France. The deal stipulates a full ceasefire, weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, an all-for-all prisoner exchange and constitutional reforms, which would give a special status to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics.


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