Russia expects that soon the US will appoint a curator for negotiations in the State Department
Moscow is ready to begin bilateral talks with Washington over Ukraine. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov, Izvestia reports.
According to him, Russia expects that soon the US will appoint a curator in the State Department on this topic.
“We are not against a more active dialogue with the new US administration on the settlement of the situation in the southeast of Ukraine.” Moreover, the Russian side has repeatedly stressed that as soon as Washington is appointed curator of this direction, formerly Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, – on our part there will be a readiness to start a substantive discussion of all emerging problems, “Ryabkov said.
Meanwhile, Izvestia sources in the presidential administration report that the role of the main negotiator from Russia will remain for the president’s assistant Vladislav Surkov.
Earlier, The Washington Post wrote that the US plans to restart peace talks with the Russian Federation on the situation in Ukraine. The Trump administration plans to “significantly” participate in the resolution of the conflict in Ukraine.
“For Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Ukraine is an opportunity to give an impetus to Trump’s frustrated plan to improve US-Russian relations, although still at an early stage, Tillerson’s idea is to restart the version of the peace talks than the Obama administration did last year, in the hope that the new circumstances And individuals can lead to better results, “the report said.
Recall, the Kremlin is upset with the inability to establish a dialogue with Trump.