Changing the format will not eliminate the real obstacle to progress.
The United States has not supported the proposal of Vladimir Zelensky to change the format of negotiations on Donbas.
Friday, 12 may, the representative of the United States Department of state stated that I do not support changing the format of the international negotiations on the situation in Ukraine.
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The representative commented on the statements of President Vladimir Zelensky, who proposed to connect to the negotiations on the Donbass, the head of administration of the USA of Donald trump.
“We fully support the efforts of President Zelensky, aims to revive the implementation of the “Minsk” – said in the state Department.
“Ukraine is fulfilling its obligations in the framework of the “Minsk” to the maximum extent possible. Russia should do the same”, – said the representative of the state Department.
However, the state Department of the United States did not support the idea Zelensky to change the format of negotiations on the Dobass, as it would not eliminate the real obstacle to progress.
“Changing existing negotiation formats will not eliminate the real obstacle to progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. This obstacle is the absence in Russia of political will”, – stated in the state Department.