Next meeting the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin and U.S. assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will take place on Thursday in Switzerland. One of the topics of conversation, According to the Russian politician, will become practical steps to strengthen the influence of the capital of the USA in Kiev to fulfil the Minsk agreements.
for the last period of time, there is increased interest in the capital of the United States to Ukrainian settlement. She Nuland, announcing a visit to the Russian capital in may this year, said that North America have plans to make wider their participation in ensuring the implementation of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, as well as among them with the countries " channel four ". The details of such "extensions" Nuland did not disclose. However, before the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said Fins news that he had discussed With U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry " the possibility of more effective practical involvement of America to assist the implementation of the Minsk agreements ".
The connection to the "fragile" Normandy format (Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France) other countries, e.g. USA, as said before, the head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov, could break up, However, agreement was reached on the establishment of bilateral Russian-American Karasin format - Nuland. It aims to coordinate the actions of the U.S. and Russia to help resolve the situation in Ukraine.
Previous dialogues in this relatively new format - there were only two such meetings were held on 17 June in Berlin. In personal conversation the sides exchanged views on the prospects of settlement of the Ukrainian fall and reaffirmed their support for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
yesterday the meeting Karasin told Last news that he expects from the upcoming negotiations positive results.
"We have a positive attitude and prepare for a constructive dialogue. Most importantly, He helped advance the real work in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, it is our main objective, " said the Deputy Minister.
One of the topics of conversation, According to Karasin, will become practical steps to strengthen the influence of the capital of the USA in Kiev to fulfil the Minsk agreements.
"given the fact that time is quickly running out before the end of the year is not so many weeks and months, We agreed to meet regularly in order you in a constructive way to influence Kiev to any political zigzag tweaks proceeded to dialogue and to resolve all those issues that stipulates the Minsk agreements ", - said the Deputy head of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
the Deputy Minister explained that the issue in this case is, most Importantly, about the security issues and the political constitutional reform through the preparation of local elections.
"The USA are not part of the existing formats, they are not included in the Normandy format, they do not take part in the work of the contact group, However, We must use all opportunities to influence the position of Kiev in the direction of more constructive and fulfilling the obligations Kiev on their own shoulders took," said Karasin.