US State Department does not intend to appoint a special envoy for the peaceful settlement of the Donbas conflict. Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent stated this in an interview with the Dom TV channel.
"I am not waiting for a new special representative from the United States, but we have a new senior adviser on energy security," the diplomat said in response to a question about the possibility of appointing a special representative of the State Department for Donbas.
At the same time, he stressed that Washington will continue to oppose Russia, including in the issue of its use of energy as a weapon.
"Help Ukraine avoid worst-case scenarios. And so we will continue to work closely with Ukraine and Germany to ensure that Russia cannot use energy as a weapon," Kent added.
Meanwhile, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has passed to his American colleague Joe Biden the offers on the format of the U.S. participation in talks on the peaceful settlement of Donbas Conflict.
“I have offered the formats of interest and implementation of the representatives of the U.S. at the level of the president in the format of the peaceful settlement of the conflict, war in Donbas. The U.S. will think about my offer. Until the meeting, I have not said these details and did not pass these offers,” Zelensky noted.