The absence of attacks in Donbas conflict area is due to the visit of U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker to the country. Mariana Betsa, Speaker of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry wrote this in Twitter.
“No ceasefire violations in Donbas on 23.01 while K. Volker is in Ukraine. Every step in Donbas is controlled by Russia, who wants to fool everyone,” she wrote.
As it was reported earlier Kurt Volker is currently visiting Ukraine. In order to get acquainted with the situation in the region, Volker will go to the East of the country on Jan. 25 and meet the Ukrainian officials in Kyiv on Jan. 25.
Kyiv and Washington's united efforts in providing humanitarian assistance for Donbas residents was the main topic for discussion between Volker and Ukraine's minister for occupied territories Vadym Chernysh on January 14.
On Jan. 26, he is to meet aide to the President of Russia Vladislav Surkov in Dubai. The parties are to discuss the situation on the conflict in the East of Ukraine, as well as the prospects and possible format of deploying a UN peacekeeping mission in the region.