The U.S. Embassy reported on the meeting with Surkov Nuland


Assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland and Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, who met yesterday, and discussed the ceasefire in the Donbass, the access of OSCE observers in the conflict zone and other aspects of the Minsk agreements, reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the statement of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

“The discussions were very detailed, thorough and constructive. Negotiators focused on the topic of maintaining security in the framework of the Minsk agreements, including the question of how to more quickly achieve a full ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy artillery and ensuring full unobstructed access of OSCE representatives to Eastern Ukraine”, — noted in the Embassy. Surkov and Nuland also discussed the next steps for the implementation of the agreements in the “channel process”.

Following the meeting, was not accepted any decisions on settling the situation in the Donbass, said press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov. “This is a traditional exchange of views, this traditional reconciliation of hours” — he said (quoted by “Interfax”). Through such meetings, the United States that do not participate in the negotiations, “Norman format”, “get the information first hand,” said Sands.

The meeting, which was held on Thursday in Moscow, was Nuland and Surkov third for the year. Nuland and Surkov will coordinate the matters on the situation in the Donbass, the relevant documents can be brought up for discussion, “Norman Quartet”, reported “Interfax” with reference to its sources.

Last time Nuland and Surkov met in mid-may. Then they also discussed the situation in Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Nuland called the meeting “very constructive”.