United States support resuming Russian-American negotiations on situation in Ukraine, the dialogue is planned to be restarted. This was reported by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russian Federation Grigory Karasin in his interview for Izvestia.
According to him, US are involved in the process of Donbas conflict from the beginning though they do not directly participate in Normandy Format talks. Situation in eastern Ukraine is always on agenda of Russia and United States at different levels, Karasin noted.
“During the former US Administration, there was a format of Assistant to Russian President Vladislav Surkov and US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. She resigned. We proposed to our overseas partners to continue the work. Washington supported the idea. We are waiting for someone to be appointed, and we will resume this important dialogue,” Karasin said.
As it was reported earlier United States sanctions will remain until Russia fulfills Minsk agreement and returns Crimea, according to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It was noted that US will help Ukraine to maintain the sacred right to chart its own future.