|US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
The US official, who is expected in Moscow from Monday to Wednesday, will meet senior officials to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues, the State Department has said.
"She was actually on our sanctions lists that mean that a person cannot cross the border," Maria Zakharova, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, was quoted as saying by RIA news agency.
"They (the US) included Russian representatives and foreign policy experts on their sanctions lists. So in this case, the question was resolved on a parity basis. Yes, she will be in Russia," she was quoted as saying.
Zakhrova later clarified to the Govorit Moskva radio station that one Russian citizen had been removed from the US sanctions list. She did not disclose the person's name.