Lavrov called hopeless a result of the meeting, Volcker and Surkov in Ukraine


MOSCOW, February 11. /TASS./ The result of the last meeting of the Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and special envoy of the state Department, Kurt Volker, hopeless. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in interview to the program “actors with Naila Asker-zade” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

The Minister stressed that Russia is in dialogue with foreign partners always offers the specific outputs of the deadlocks. “So it was in regard to the implementation of the Minsk agreements, – he reminded. – By the way, I am satisfied that the adjusted channel between the representatives of Russia and the United States over Ukraine in the format of Walker-Surkov”.

“Recently they held their next meeting. I will say that the result was worth it, – said the Russian foreign Minister. They agreed to continue these conversations.”

In Dubai on January 26 regular meeting, Vladislav Surkov with Kurt Volker. Before that, they met three times: August 21, 2017 – Minsk, 7 October and 13 November in Belgrade.

As said the talks Surkov, in Dubai, Walker presented a plan for the deployment of the UN mission in the region in this process should be linked with the implementation of the political part of Minsk agreements, as urged by Moscow. According to him, “the Americans this time brought much more constructive proposals” and “Dubai package” the American experience, in contrast to the “Belgrade” in General seems quite feasible, at least at first glance”.

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