The “gray cardinal” of the Kremlin and a close ally of Vladimir Putin, Vladislav Surkov can become a mediator between the administration of current US President Donald trump and the Russian President. About it reports TV Channel 24 with reference to BuzzFeed News, citing two European officials.
It is noted that the new envoy, whose name the authorities have not yet called, will include negotiations on the situation in Ukraine.
Note that will control the choice of the Ambassador, Secretary Rex Tillerson.
According to one us official, “now there is a discussion of ideas”, but “no final decisions have been made”.
The opening of a diplomatic channel supported turn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who discussed the issue with trump during a meeting at the White house last month.
We add that under the administration of Barack Obama, the US also had direct diplomatic channel with Surkov, which was used to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The role of the special envoy then performed Victoria Nuland.