This week - the second time in 2016 – the US Secretary of State John Kerry is to visit Moscow to discuss the situation in Syria, Ukraine, Nagorno-Karabakh and other issues, State Department spokesman John Kirby told Reuters on Monday.

The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the visit of Kerry on July 14-15 and his meeting with the Minister Sergey Lavrov, during which they "will continue to discuss topical issues of bilateral cooperation and international agenda."

However, John Kirbi does not specify a complete list of John Kerry’s meetings.

“Kerry will arrive in the Russian capital on Thursday after his visit to France, which marks Bastille Day on July 14,” Kirby said.

It will be the fourth visit of Kerry to Moscow since May 2015. Last time he visited Russia in March this year.