Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. spoke about the preparation of the meeting Surkov and Volker

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotobanka Russia to the United States Anatoly Antonov. Archival photoRussia’s Ambassador to the U.S. spoke about the preparation of the meeting Surkov and Volker© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and special envoy of the US state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker have been preparing for the meeting, are in constant contact on this issue, said Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.

«The possibility of a meeting between Surkov and Volker exists. They are in correspondence with each other. Now the question is where and when they will meet,» — Antonov told reporters Wednesday.

The Ambassador noted that this meeting «must be effective».

«We need to study the content of this meeting, we need to understand what are the results. We must move forward, not stagnate,» said the diplomat.

Earlier in October, Walker said that the meeting with Surkov he is not yet scheduled, and in late September he told RIA Novosti that he expects such a meeting during the autumn.

About the study this meeting was announced in Moscow and Washington, but specific dates and places of such meeting is still not called. Just since August of 2017, after four such meetings, including the last one in January 2018. A number of media it was reported that the mechanism of consultations on Ukraine between Russia and the United States has exhausted itself and is unlikely to be involved in the future.