US does not intend to join the “Normandy format”, – US Ambassador
14:57 / 03 Nov. 2016 / 1018
The United States is not going to join meetings in the quadripartite format of the leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia (“Normandy format”) to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, the US ambassador to Ukraine said.
“I do not think that US has any plans to join “Normandy format”, – Marie Yovanovitch said.
At the same time, according to her, it does not mean that the US is not active at the diplomatic level.
“We cooperate with Ukraine, we have consultations with France and Germany. Periodically, we also have a meeting with the Russians to see whether there is a way for constructive progress in this process. Actually this is our support of the “Normandy format”, – she said.
Asked why the United States not affiliated to any of the formats of negotiations on Donbas no to “Norman” neither to “Minsk”, the ambassador said: “I think we are supporting Ukraine in other ways and are very active in this support. We are in constant contact with the Ukrainian authorities, as well as with our partners in France and Germany”.
Marie Yovanovitch stated before that the elections in Donbas are to be conducted after assignment of armed forces.
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