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U.S. seeks different options for peace in Ukraine

The international community along with Kyiv is considering various options to ensure peace in Ukraine, but so far it is needed to focus on the Minsk Agreement. It was stated by Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN.

U.S. seeks different options for peace in Ukraine

"I think that now we will focus on implementation of the Minsk Agreement, which we have not seen enough. I had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, President Poroshenko held talks with Vice President Biden, President Barack Obama. We are considering various options. But the most important condition for peace in Ukraine will be fulfilled, when Russia stops its aggression in Ukraine," Power said.

She also noted that "it is a great challenge" to sit with the Russian delegation at the same table in the UN Security Council as its permanent member, while Russia has resorted to aggression against Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Radio Svoboda.

The American diplomat called the vote in the UN General Assembly as one of the ways to overcome the Russian veto in the Security Council.

It should be recalled that on February 12, in Minsk, the leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany, and Russia agreed on a ceasefire in the Donbas starting from February 15. The parties of the conflict accuse each other of violating the ceasefire.

On February 18, the National Security Council decided to ask the United Nations to bring the peacekeeping contingent to the conflict zone in the Donbas. On March 2, President Petro Poroshenko put this RNBO's decision in force.