Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative to Ukraine stated that he's been in touch with the Assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov. Volker himself said this in an interview for Interfax-Ukraine.
Answering the question whether he will meet with Surkov in the near future, Kurt said:
'For now, we don’t have such meeting on our schedule. We are having a dialogue, a correspondence in order to discuss our positions. We will see if we manage to agree on a meeting, which would be effective'.
Reportedly, last time the two met in Dubai on January 26. Then, he stated that Washington proposed a plan of deploying the UN mission in Donbas with the implementation of the political part of Minsk Agreements, which Moscow insisted on.
Then, Volker specified, the U.S. never presented any plan; only a detailed discussion took place in Dubai.
Earlier, the diplomats met three times: in Minsk in August 2017, and in Belgrade in October and November.