The United States supports the Minsk agreements as the basis for resolving the situation in the rise of Ukraine, the US State Department said.
“We will continue to use every opportunity for the US to participate in diplomatic efforts to (resolve) the conflict between Ukraine and Russia,” added the US Foreign Ministry spokesman.
The State Department also called on Russia to abandon its allegedly “uncompromising” position on this issue.
The United States also formulated support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.
Earlier, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in an interview with the Financial Times, suggested rewriting the Minsk agreements and expanding the number of participants in the Normandy format negotiations by attracting America.
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov noted that Minsk agreements change impossible, and called Zelensky’s statement “another wake-up call.”
Recall that the situation in Donbass escalated in February 2021 after the assassination attempt on the battalion commander of the National Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the shelling of Gorlovka and the outskirts of Donetsk by the Ukrainian security forces, and the intensification of battles. The self-proclaimed republics believe that Kiev is preparing a large-scale offensive, pulling troops to the line of contact.