This was announced by Heather Nauert, spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State during a briefing on Thursday, Censor.NET reports.
"If they [the parties to the Minsk accords - ed.] were to come to some sort of an agreement on their own through some sort of different mechanism, and those parties could adhere to it and agree to it and it would be successful, I think that would be something that we would be open to supporting that," Nauert said.
She also said the U.S. remains "committed to the Minsk agreements. The various parties signed on to that, and so we continue to call upon those parties to honor those commitments. We are not satisfied with the progress in implementing the agreements. We are deeply disturbed by the escalating violence in Donbas," the spokesperson said.
Earlier, the U.S. Department of State was searching for a diplomat candidate to hold talks with Russia on Ukraine situation.
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