A meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has disappeared from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's schedule.
Voice of America’s White House Bureau Chief, Steve Herman, reported on this in his Twitter blog.
"A meeting with Russian President Putin has been removed from Secretary of State Tillerson's Moscow schedule." Herman wrote.
Tillerson is going to Moscow on April 11-12, after a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the G-7.
The Foreign Secretary of the UK, Boris Johnson was going to visit Moscow before Tillerson's visit to Russia however he canceled the visit due to the situation in Syria.
As noted by the US State Department, during his first visit to Moscow Tillerson intends to discuss the possible interference of the Russian Federation in the election of the U.S. president as well as to meet with the opposition.
In addition, the media has reported that the Secretary of State intends to provide Russia with evidence of what Russia knew, and tried to hide, about the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria.