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 Ukraine's FM says US ready to join efforts to make Russia implement Minsk agreements

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Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin sees possible U.S. involvement in parallel to individual interaction within the Normandy format.

The minister told a briefing in Kyiv on Friday, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"This is an issue that I discussed at numerous meetings. First, the United States is ready to be further involved in making Russia implement Minsk Agreements, which is one of the key priorities.

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"In what form? It could be shaped in a separate dimension, very closely coordinated with the Normandy format. It could also be a way to attract the United States in parallel to individual interaction within the Normandy format," Klimkin said. These issues are now being discussed, according to Ukraine's foreign minister.

As reported, on May 10, U.S. President Donald Trump received Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the White House. This meeting was preceded by talks between Minister Klimkin and U.S. Vice President Michael Pence. As a result of these meetings, the White House said Donald Trump expressed his will to work with Ukraine to peacefully resolve the Donbas crisis.

See more: "Let's make peace," - Trump commented on meeting with Klimkin, Lavrov. PHOTOS

On the same day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in the United States for an official visit. Following Lavrov's meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the U.S. State Department said that sanctions on Russia would remain in place. Moreover, the White House following the meeting between Trump and Lavrov stressed the Russian Federation's responsibility to fully implement the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas.
 
 
 
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