In DND commented on the statement Tillerson on the settlement in Donbass

© RIA Novosti / Viktor to Trackability in photomontages Pushilin. Archival photoIn DND commented on the statement Tillerson on the settlement in Donbass© RIA Novosti / Viktor to Trackability the image Bank

The statement of US state Secretary Rex Tillerson about the possibility of finding a solution to the conflict in the Donbas out of the process of the Minsk agreements is an example of a «manipulation and blatant partisanship,» said RIA Novosti Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed DND on the talks in Minsk Denis Putilin.

Earlier, Secretary of state USA Rex Tillerson at the hearing before the Committee on foreign Affairs, house of representatives, U.S. Congress declared that «it is very possible that the governments of Ukraine and Russia can come to an acceptable solution (to the conflict in the Donbas — ed.) in a structure apart from the Minsk agreements, but subject to the indicated goals.»

«It follows that the multi-level participants (Ukraine as a party to the conflict, the signatory of the agreement, and Russia as one of the guarantors), they are encouraged to resolve conflict without the LC and the DNI. Moreover, in some structure apart from the Minsk agreements», — said Pushilin.

He explained that «in normal language — the Americans make a proposal to start discussing new understandings in a different format».

«Such statements — example of the manipulation and outright bias, when the Poroshenko regime is trying to come to the aid and withdraw from the stalemate in the Minsk agreements. You cannot perform — not impossible to fulfill», — concluded Pushilin.

Previously, the newspaper The Washington Post in late may, citing American officials and outside experts said that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump’s plans to restart negotiations with Russia on peaceful settlement in Eastern Ukraine. According to the newspaper, the initiative of U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has already discussed with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian crisis discussed at the talks in various formats, in particular, in the «Normandy format» (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine). The US is not involved in it, but occasionally this question comes up.

In Warsaw earlier also proposed to postpone the negotiations in the «Geneva format», i.e. with the participation of the United States and Poland as neighbouring Russia and Ukraine state. However, agreement on a cease-fire was achieved in Minsk meetings of the contact group with the mediation of Russia and OSCE.

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 began more than 10 thousand people.

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