Victoria Nordfoto: Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has explained why former U.S. assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland denied entry into the country. About it reports TASS.
According to authorities, Nuland is in the black list, which was created in response to American sanctions lists. Russia has not released a full list of persons banned from entering the country.
Earlier, on 23 may it became known that Nuland was denied a Russian visa. She was going to attend a conference in Moscow on may 20-21, which organizers are the Russian international Affairs Council (RIAC), the German society for foreign policy and the School of advanced international studies of Johns Hopkins University.
As assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland took an active part in the Euromaidan in Ukraine, often visiting Kiev in the midst of the protests. In December 2013, she gave protesters on independence square in Kiev treat. Russian media reported that it was cookies, however, Nuland herself claimed to have given hungry people sandwiches, not only protesters, but also fighters of special forces “Berkut”. She left her post in 2017.
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