Zakharchenko said he was not against the inclusion of the US in the negotiations on Ukraine

© RIA Novosti / Dan Levirate in photobackpack DNR in the Donetsk region. Archival photoZakharchenko said he was not against the inclusion of the US in the negotiations on Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Dan Levirate the image Bank

The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said Friday that it is not against U.S. involvement in negotiations to resolve the conflict in the East of Ukraine.

«I don’t see the force that could force Ukraine to fulfill the Minsk agreements. If you take Europe, Russia and Ukraine, de facto, these meetings should involve America. Because it de facto controls the Ukraine. It is not. We don’t mind that she was there. We do not care who will force Ukraine to fulfill the Minsk agreements», — said Zakharchenko.

On the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin said that no objection to the inclusion of the US in the negotiations on Ukraine in «Normandy format», but this question does not depend on Moscow.

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.Zakharchenko said he was not against the inclusion of the US in the negotiations on UkraineThe implementation of the Minsk agreements

 

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