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US, Russia lift targeted sanctions to allow visit of US official: Moscow



US official Victoria Nuland is expected to be in Moscow from October 11 to 13. (file)


Moscow said on Sunday that Russia would allow US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland to go for talks, despite being previously blacklisted after Washington agreed to lift a similar ban imposed on a Russian national. .

US officials, who are expected to be in Moscow from October 11 to 13, are traveling at a time when political ties between the countries are severely strained. The State Department has said that she will meet senior officials to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues.

“She was actually on our sanctions list, which means no one can cross the border,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted as saying by RIA news agency.

“They (the US) had included Russian representatives and foreign policy experts on their sanctions list. So in this case, the question was resolved on parity basis. Yes, she would be in Russia,” she was quoted as saying. it was done.

Zakharova later clarified to the Govorit Moskva radio station that a Russian national had been removed from the US sanctions list. He did not disclose the name of the person.

America has imposed various sanctions on Russia. Relations between Moscow and Washington fell to a post-Cold War low in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, and they remain tense over several other issues.

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