Victoria Noland, the main American figure in the Maidan protests in Ukraine, arrives in Russia


October 11, 2021 15:30 GMT

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zagarova clarified that the US Undersecretary of State had been removed from the Russian sanctions list while Washington lifted restrictions on a Russian representative.

US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland arrived in Moscow on Monday for a working visit. reach TASS Agency.

Noland will stay From 11 to 13 October In the Russian capital he will hold a series of meetings with senior officials from various departments where bilateral and regional issues will be discussed. The Trait It will be the main one for talks with the Russian authorities Relations between Moscow and Washington.

Nuland is expected to meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Dmitry Kozak and Russian Presidential Assistant for International Affairs Yuri Ushakov.

Last Friday, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zagarova, confirmed that official will visit Moscow after reaching an agreement with the United States was for him Excluded from the Russian sanctions list.

Similarly, Zagarova explained that Nuland’s visit was at Washington’s request and was authorized in exchange for the US government lifting restrictions on a Russian representative on the basis of reciprocity. “We can respond positively to positivity, and we always choose that,” the spokeswoman said.

  • During the mass protests in Kiev in the years 2013-2014, Nuland Visit Ukraine every three to four weeks and became a A key figure in the protests in the Plaza del Maidan From the Ukrainian capital where he supported the protesters Bread and biscuit distribution in front of the cameras.
  • In 2014, a registration In it, Noland and the then US ambassador to Ukraine, Jeffrey Pyatt, discussed the political future of the European country and exchanged views on the main representatives of the opposition who might hold positions in the future Ukrainian government.
  • In 2019, it was revealed that Nuland was included in Russia blacklist After the visa is refused to enter the country. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, this listing came in response to the United States imposing financial sanctions and visa bans on a number of Russian officials.
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