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Surkov: U.S. proposes update to Russian draft resolution on peacekeepers, Russia agrees on three of them
11:25, 14 November 2017
Surkov: U.S. proposes update to Russian draft resolution on peacekeepers, Russia agrees on three of them

Russian President aide Vladislav Surkov met with U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker in Belgrade, on November 13

11:25, 14 November 2017

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Assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov said that the United States proposed addendum to the Russian draft resolution on the UN mission in Donbas. He stated this after the November 13 meeting with US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker in Belgrade, TASS reports.

According to him, some of the U.S. proposals to amend the draft resolution of the Russian Federation on the UN mission in Donbas are acceptable.

"We discussed in detail the Russian initiative to deploy UN forces in Ukraine, and our American friends passed over their proposals to our draft Security Council resolution - twenty-nine paragraphs, three of which our delegation considered acceptable. It’s not much, of course, but still three are not zero It’s better than zero," Surkov said.

Surkov added that the parties "have decided to continue work on convergence of positions."

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"The representatives of Russia and the United States agree on the main thing - the Minsk agreement should be implemented. For this it is necessary to accelerate the fulfillment by Kyiv its political obligations while strengthening security in the conflict zone," the presidential aide said.

As it was reported earlier Kurt Volker, the US Special Envoy to Ukraine and Vladislav Surkov, the Counselor of Russian president discussed all topical issues on the settlement of the Donbas conflict, including the issue of the UN peacekeepers in Belgrade on November 13. Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson of Russian president reported this.

Related: Surkov and Volker discussed UN draft resolution on Donbas proposed by Russia

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