U.S. Secretary of state urged Russia to fulfill the Minsk agreements

Rex Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that Moscow must stick to commitments to resolve the crisis in Eastern Ukraine. About it reports Reuters.

“We are looking for new points of contact, we expect that Russia will fulfill its commitments under the Minsk agreements and work to de-escalate the violence in Ukraine,” — said Tillerson after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

On other issues the Secretary of state did not respond.

Previously, on 16 February, the representative of the American foreign Ministry said that during the talks would focus on “the whole global agenda”. While Tillerson intends to seek “the path of pragmatic and constructive cooperation” in areas where interests coincide, Russia and the United States. The Secretary of state is going to reach an understanding with Moscow on the issue of combating terrorism, in particular, prohibited to Russia grouping “Islamic state”.

The first meeting of heads of foreign policy departments of Russia And the USA Sergey Lavrov and Rex Tillerson took place in Bonn on the sidelines of the meeting of foreign Ministers of G20 countries.

February 12, Lavrov expressed hope for closer contacts with the new US administration. “I am convinced that our dialogue with the administration of Donald trump, which has already begun, will continue, will be more intense, once all parts of the administration who are engaged in foreign Affairs,” the diplomat said.