Policy discussed the situation in the Donbass.
In Belgrade on Saturday, October 7, held talks with special envoy of the US state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker and assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Vladislav Surkov about the situation in the Donbass. This broadcast Serbian television reported the foreign Minister of Serbia Ivica Dacic.
According to the head of the foreign Ministry, this meeting was “change and improve the international position of Serbia”. Any details of negotiations Dacic said.
As suggested by the Serbian media, the meeting was elected the Balkan countries, as Surkov is under sanctions and can not enter the European Union.
The Russian newspaper RBC reports that Surkov, commenting on the outcome of the talks, called them “constructive.”
“They discussed the Russian-proposed draft UN resolution on Donbass. Found mutual understanding on a number of positions. Most of the identified differences are recognized can be overcome”, – said the assistant of Vladimir Putin.
According to Surkov, was the necessity of fulfilling the Minsk agreements, “the decisive role in the Normandy format and Minsk contact group.”
“Agreed with Kurt that our consultations on the Ukrainian settlement will be continued in the necessary to achieve the result volume. That in the end the result will be, no doubt”, he concluded.
As for Volcker, he is a public comments about the meeting in Belgrade is not given.
5 October 2017, the US special envoy to Ukraine, announcing the meeting, said that he would discuss with Surkov, “how to catalyze implementation of the Minsk agreements and to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
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