Russia said no change in its policy in Donbass – Walker

The establishment by Ukraine of direct contacts with the militants “DNR” and “LNR” only prolong the conflict in the Donbas. This was stated by the special representative of the US State Department on Affairs Kurt Volker during a speech at a think tank Atlantic Cousil, informs UNIAN.

The outgoing year, according to the speaker the largest the level of violence in recent years, the ATO, and last night was one of the most difficult in 2017. “Russia continues to deny its own role in this, which is why it is so difficult to resolve from the beginning. Russia insists that it has nothing to do with the forces that it has created, which it commands, which it controls with the separatist authorities in which it changes at will of the leaders, as she did in Lugansk last month,” said the special representative of the United States.

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Walker focused on the full responsibility of the Russian Federation for the escalation of the conflict. “Russia pretends it is not there. She insists that in the framework of the “channel process” conducted business with representatives of Lugansk and Donetsk, which Russia is created. Although they are irregular and illegal partners. She insists that Ukraine did it. In the effort to find out whether Russia is willing to change course, withdraw its forces and accept a peacekeeping force in the region, Russia said “no” because “you have to deal with people from Lugansk and Donetsk”. And the consequences of this will be just legitimize its presence and lead to further prolongation of the conflict”, – said the representative of the state Department.

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As previously reported, the official U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Noart not rule out the possibility of supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine. “We don’t supply weapons, but we are not ruling anything out. More than anything you can say about it”, she said. Noarch noted that the United States was “very closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine.”

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