Kerry said that there was a proposal from President Putin containing several ideas, which proposal was received by German and French parties. However, the U.S. Secretary of State said, it was not analyzed in depth. According to him, the announcement of a counteroffer was made only Thursday afternoon.
According to Kerry, the U.S. party has not yet discussed the matter with others, the negotiations continue. He also stressed that Washington supports the efforts of the European leaders regarding meeting with Putin in order to find political ways to settle the conflict in Ukraine. Kerry said that diplomacy was what's important and needed at the moment.