Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak says that the US may appoint a special envoy to settle and end the war in Donbas. The parties are already discussing the appointment. He said this in an interview with Liga.net.
"If we talk about concrete steps, the appointment of a U.S. special representative for the settlement and end of the war in Donbas is being actively discussed today. It is very important that such a person appears," he said.
Answering a question when the envoy could be appointed, Yermak said the current US administration knew Ukraine well and the decision would not take long.
"Close contacts at the level of the Secretary of State and the Administration indicate that such a decision could be taken rather quickly," he said.
Rapprochement and closer cooperation in the military and defense sectors are also under discussion.
As we reported earlier, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas rejected additional EU sanctions against Russia over the recent Russian military buildup on the Ukrainian border and the Kremlin's treatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Maas characterized the current German-Russian relationship as "very bad", but added it "doesn't have to stay that way."