He said it during a joint briefing with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrainski Novyny.
According to Kerry, both presidents had a rather sincere talk about the steps for reaching progress in this issue of conflict settlement and claimed their readiness to take such steps. Thus, there is hope that in the near future, these intentions will turn into real actions, Kerry noted.
The secretary of state stressed that further killings, the use of heavy weapons, and the blocking of OSCE's work will result in the failure of the Minsk agreements.
Kerry said Obama communicated this position to Putin.
At that, Kerry stressed that the U.S. will work with France and Germany to promote the course that will allow Ukraine strengthening the security factor, which will further the political aspects of the Minsk agreements, including elections.