The U.S. committed to the Minsk agreements, on the basis of which the settlement of the armed conflict in the Donbass, however, dissatisfied with the progress of their implementation. On Thursday, June 15, said the official U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Nauert, RIA Novosti reported.
“We remain committed to the Minsk agreements. The various parties have signed it, so we continue to urge these parties to respect these agreements. We are not satisfied with the progress and execution of the agreement. We are deeply concerned about the escalation and violence in the Donbass”, — she said.
Nauert added that the US “can’t see the results of the Minsk agreements, which I would like to see.”
At the same time, the state Department spokesman noted that if the parties come to any agreement themselves to create another mechanism and it will be successful, the United States will be ready to support it.
Noort stated that “I have not heard that the United States proposed a new plan” to resolve the situation in Ukraine.
June 14, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson admitted that the governments of Ukraine and Russia can come to the solution of the conflict in Donbass “at some structure, in addition to the Minsk agreement, but subject to the indicated goals.” In turn, Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin recalled that the settlement of the situation without participation in negotiations of representatives of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics impossible.
The Minsk agreements — a document aimed at de-escalation of the armed conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. He was adopted by the leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia in February 2015 after talks in “channel format”.