The foreign Ministry denied reports on the appointment of Volcker at the request of the Moscow

Sergei Ryabkov

Russia has not asked the United States to appoint a special representative for Ukraine. On Monday, August 7, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with Sputnik, RIA Novosti reported.

“I don’t want to comment on the statements of certain officials, but I assure you that the Russian side never such a request to the US are not addressed,” the diplomat stressed, commenting on the words of U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson that the special envoy for Ukraine with Kurt Volker was appointed at the request of Moscow.

Ryabkov said that the Russian side declared its readiness to dialogue with our American colleagues. “We didn’t ask about any appointment of an American special envoy. We just talked about the fact that, in the absence of such a person is rather strange to say that we need a dialogue”, — he added.

Moscow and Washington in early July, agreed to create a communication channel for settlement of the situation in Ukraine. It was made after the talks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his us counterpart Donald trump. Then Tillerson has appointed a special representative for Ukraine, the former Ambassador to NATO, Kurt Volker.