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As the press reports, Mrs Nuland was in the dumpling for about twenty minutes. Later, a spokesman for the American Embassy, William Stevens, who shared a modest meal in a restaurant with a State Department representative and Ambassador Tefft, told Twitter:
“While visiting Moscow, Nuland cannot help but taste dumplings at his favorite restaurant.”
In the same dumpling American diplomats have been before. Snuff Nuland and her companions, usually accompanied by security.
On the eve of the dinner with dumplings, May 17, Mrs. Nuland discussed the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine with Mr. Surkov, Assistant to the President of Russia, as well as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov.
The details of the talks became known in the afternoon of May 18.
At the last meeting, the parties raised issues related to the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the state of bilateral relations between Russia and the United States.
Nuland said later that the negotiations were held in a constructive manner.
“I'm leaving home after a constructive round of talks. This is very important: keep the conversation going, try to solve problems together, ”the channel quotes the diplomat "RT".
Nuland traditionally noted that the White House insists on the speedy implementation of the Minsk agreements. This time, she added that, under the implementation of the agreements, Western sanctions could be lifted from Russia.
She noted the "deep immersion" of the parties in the topic of the Ukrainian conflict.
“On the eve we deeply plunged into all aspects of the Minsk talks, how we can strengthen security, improve access for the OSCE, move forward in political commitments, including preparations for elections in the Donbas,” Nuland said. RIA News".
State Department spokeswoman said that Washington does not recognize the elections in the Donbas, if they will be held outside the Minsk agreements.
As for the meeting with Sergey Ryabkov, then diplomats discussed issues of bilateral relations between the Russian Federation and the United States.
Later, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that Nuland’s visit was carried out within the framework of the “working mechanism for the exchange of information on the situation in Ukraine.”
What do Russian experts think about the new visit of Nuland?
Americanist Dmitry Mikheev notes that for the United States it is now extremely important to freeze the conflict in Ukraine. “I think her (Nuland) task, which she has now been set, is to freeze the conflict in Ukraine, so that it does not flare up and so that Poroshenko does not even think to launch an offensive in the Donbass, because the internal situation requires him to do something,” said Dmitry Mikheev radio "Sputnik". - I think Nuland in this situation wants to keep Poroshenko, and the Minsk agreements are the only way to freeze the conflict. But why they need to freeze this conflict is very interesting. ”
The expert believes that the actions of the American side should be viewed in the context of the election race in the United States: “At the moment, everything must be viewed from the point of view of elections in the United States. Trump very quickly and very powerfully picks up the pace, now he has caught up in ratings with Hillary Clinton. His main accusation is against Clinton and the policy that began with Reagan: that American expansion not only leads to the conquest of other markets, but also causes enormous damage to the United States itself. He needs to show that Obama’s destabilizing policy, part of which has been Clinton for many years, has caused great damage to the United States. And now his main argument will be - look at what you have done: you have destabilized the entire Middle East, Ukraine. Today’s administration, in order for Clinton to win, it is necessary that America act not as an aggressive but, on the contrary, as a compromising player in this matter. After all, this is Trump’s very strong trump card. ”
The expert concludes: it is important for the United States not to confront Russia, but to negotiate with it. At least “the appearance of stabilization is necessary so that there is no sensation of obvious confrontation with Russia”.
The conclusion is absolutely obvious. We add that the conflict in the Donbas before the elections is unprofitable for the White House, since relations with Russia are one of the first themes in the speeches of both Hillary Clinton and her competitors, including the expressive Trump, who promised to negotiate with all American geopolitical opponents, including Putin and even Kim Jong Un.
Such pre-election statements do not leave H. Clinton, now a popular figure in the USA again, nothing more than to follow a similar peace-loving line, and even surpass opponents. The aggravations of the situation and the launch of a new arms race are not wanted today by many Americans, and even among the military a serious protest is ripening against the alleged increase in the number of US ground forces in Europe and new large budget allocations for weapons.
Apparently, Russian dumplings have a wonderful ability to set up Americans in a peaceful way.
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