The Russian Federation responded to the statement by the White House regarding the long conflict between Russia and Ukraine, noting that "the Donbas is exclusively internal Ukrainian conflict". In particular, it was stated by the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.
"There is no conflict between Ukraine and Russia. It is only Ukrainian internal conflict", Peskov said.
Earlier, on the basis of telephone calls of US President Donald Trump and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the press office of the White House reported that the sides discussed "a number of issues, including continuing Ukraine's conflict with Russia."
According to the Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Svyatoslav Tsegolko, the United States made it clear that they consider Russia as the side of the conflict in Donbas.