US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan reminded Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that improvement of relations between Washington and Moscow depends on how Russia implements the Minsk agreements. This was announced by Sullivan during negotiations with the Russian Foreign Minister in Nagoya, Japan, on the sidelines of the meeting of G20 foreign ministers, State Department spokesman reports.
"Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan reiterated to Foreign Minister Lavrov that improving bilateral relations depends on Moscow’s commitment to the Minsk agreements and refusal to undermine our democratic processes," the spokesman said.
In addition, Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan and Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed a wide range of regional and bilateral issues, including such issues of international security as North Korea and Syria, as well as counter-terrorism cooperation and strategic security.
Currently, the US Senate is considering the candidacy of Sullivan for the post of US ambassador to Russia. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has already called for the appointment of Sullivan. Now the Senate should vote on this issue.