U.S. Special Envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker says it's not a civil war in the Donbas and says no one will talk with self-styled "republic" militants as they do not make any decisions.
Washington supports the peace talks in the Normandy format, but does not intend to become part of it or join it.
The Normandy Four leaders have supported the decision of the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas to cease fire before the start of another school year on Sep. 1.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation of Normandy Four leaders - President of France Emmanuel Macron, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
The tripartite contact group on Donbas conflict settlement has planned its session for July 31 and Aug. 2. The session will largely depend on the outcomes of the phone talks between the Normandy Four presidents of Ukraine, France, Germany, and Russia.
Members of the Trilateral contact group on the Donbas issues at the meeting in Minsk on July 5 failed to agree on the date for prisoners' release.
However, the U.S. remains committed to the Minsk agreements and continues to call upon the parties to honor those commitments.
During his visit to the U.S., President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will meet his American counterpart Donald Trump.
Britain will walk away from Brexit talks unless Brussels drops demands to charge it €100bn to leave the European Union, Brexit secretary David Davis warns today.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that during today's meeting they plan to discuss the situation in Ukraine and the Minsk agreements, as well as the relationship between Ukraine and the European Union.
Today President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will pay a one-day visit to Germany, where he will hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation, two U.S. officials said on Monday, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump's short tenure in office.
Minister of temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Vadym Chernysh believes the environmental issues of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions must be brought up for discussion at Minsk talks.
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, during his visit to Washington and meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence, has talked the possibility of involving the U.S. in settling the situation in the Donbas, including in the Normandy format.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Crimea annexation is among the issues to be discussed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on May 2.
The parties to the Tripartite Contact Group resolving Donbas conflict in Minsk agreed that unsettled debt for supplied water must be paid off to resume deliveries to the so-called “DPR”/“LPR”.