The foreign Ministry said about contacts with the U.S. to resolve the situation in Ukraine


RIA Novosti

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Russia and the United States carried out contacts at the level of the respective representatives on the issue of settlement of the situation in Ukraine.

According to her, the whole international community “individually, as a country, collectively, in international organizations, confirmed the relevance of the Minsk agreements and, one way or another, the viability of the Normandy format”.

“There are a variety of related mechanisms to support the Normandy format. Contacts are ongoing between Russia and the United States by the appropriate representatives,” — said Zakharov.

However, she stressed that no one talked about the need to change the format or develop a new package. “All agreed that everything that is signed, is enough to move towards a peaceful settlement in Ukraine”, — said the official representative of the foreign Ministry.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 10 thousand people.

The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.