US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo canceled his visit to Moscow on Monday, but still intends to hold a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday in Sochi.
On Monday, Pompeo will arrive in Brussels instead of Moscow, where he will discuss with representatives of the European Union the situation around Iran. As Reuters notes, the Secretary of state has already flown from Washington and headed to Europe.
Earlier it was reported that Pompeo will arrive in Moscow on Monday. He had to start his stay in Russia with a meeting with the staff of our Embassy. Then it was planned that Pompeo will meet with operating in Russia’s business leaders of the USA and participants of the American program of educational exchanges. After that, the head of us foreign Ministry was to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall.
On Tuesday afternoon Pompeo is due to arrive in Sochi. There are scheduled talks with Lavrov. The Kremlin does not exclude that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin will receive Pompeo in Sochi.