Published time: May 11, 2015
The trip has been confirmed by Russian and US officials.
"This trip is part of our ongoing effort to maintain direct lines of communication with senior Russian officials and to ensure US views are clearly conveyed," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a written statement.
Russia's Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is ready for the dialogue with Washington.
Russia is "open for cooperation [with the US] on the basis of equality, non-interference in internal affairs, and taking Russian interests into account without attempts to pressure us,“ the ministry said in a statement.
The talks between Kerry and the Russian president are not yet confirmed, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.