Moscow intends to start bilateral talks with Washington on solving the situation in Donbas. This was announced by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov, reports Izvestia agency.
“Russian Federation expects that the United States will soon appoint the responsible in the Administration of State on the matter. Only after the successor of Victoria Nuland who was dealing with Ukrainian question in Obama’s administration is appointed, it will be possible to discuss Ukraine with America,” the message says.
Vladislav Surkov, the president's aide, will be the main negotiator from the Russian side, Russia’ presidential administration says.
According to US experts and politicians, US President Donald Trump is ready for compromises in Ukraine in exchange for concessions from Russia on other issues, the report said.
It is specified that “the bilateral dialogue on Ukraine will not be a substitute for the Normandy Four, but, on the contrary, will help implement the Minsk agreements.” However, as Ryabkov said to the agency, “everything depends on Kyiv's reluctance to follow it.”
Earlier it was reported that Trump administration plans to revive peace talks on Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State is to employ a special envoy to join the negotiations on peaceful solution of the Donbas crisis, according to Washington Post.