About an hour ago, the representative of the American Embassy in Moscow, Will Stevens, issued a statement made by Victoria Nuland during the talks at the Foreign Ministry. According to Nuland, “in the matter of the implementation of the Minsk agreements it is necessary to press the gas”. At the same time, Nuland did not specify exactly who it is time to press the gas to normalize the situation in Ukraine. It seems that it would be better for her to make such a statement during her visit to Kiev, whose representatives still have not actually fulfilled a single commitment taken on 2015 in Minsk in February.
The US Assistant Secretary of State met with Vladislav Surkov, saying that the United States "is not ready to recognize the elections in the Donbas outside the Minsk Agreements."
In addition to meeting with Russian colleagues-diplomats, Ms. Nuland met, as she herself put it, with the “young leaders of Russia”.
For this, "young leaders" were invited to the American Center in Moscow.
The cookies on the table seemed to hint at the desired result, but the disposable cups made it clear to the “young leaders” that Washington is not yet ready to spend money on them ...