Discussion of issues related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine was the focus of Victoria Nuland's trip to Moscow, Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State Mark C. Toner told a briefing Oct. 5, Censor.NET reports.
"Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland was in Moscow. She was joined by National Security Council senior directors, both Celeste Wallander as well as Charlie, or Charles Kupchan, and they did meet on October 5th with Russian officials.
"I think the focus of their trip was in making progress on Ukraine, what are the next steps that need to be taken in order to get the Minsk agreements fully implemented. Just because we suspended cooperation in other areas, our bilateral engagement or - with regard to Ukraine is going to continue. And let there be no confusion about that," Toner said.
As reported, on Oct. 3, the United States suspended talks with Russia on trying to end the violence in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the cease-fire agreement.
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