"During the next contact between our presidents [Biden and Putin], it's time and other parameters are currently being discussed, of course, the Ukrainian issue will arise one way or another," Lavrov said.
He also said that Moscow does not consider it necessary to create new formats for Ukraine. "There is a 'Norman format' and there is the most important mechanism that implements the agreements contained in the Minsk package of measures and in subsequent decisions," said the Russian diplomat.
It is noted that the terms and format of the new talks of politicians are still being agreed.
As it was reported by Bloomberg on November 11, the USA has warned its European partners about a possible Russian military operation against Ukraine. According to the agency, Washington's assessments are based on information that the American side has not yet shared with the EU. Officials familiar with the White House say this information is backed up by publicly available evidence.
The satellite photos taken by Western experts on November 2 confirmed reports that Russia is again concentrating troops and military hardware on the border with Ukraine. The images were taken by Colorado-based US space technology company Maxar Technologies, which handed them over to Politico.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell warned that if the situation on Ukraine's borders worsens, the EU will not be able to support Kyiv with troops.