The U.S. authorities are willing to join the new round of the talks on resolving the situation in the Donbas in the "Normandy format." However, it is possible only if all the parties consent to this decision. It was announced by Assistant Secretary of State during her speech at the Institute of Peace in Washington, reports Joinfo.ua.
According to her, the U.S. is ready for any format of negotiations the other negotiators will deem as necessary. Because the United States wants to see Ukraine being a prosperous, democratic, stable and integrated European country.
It should be noted that the negotiations in the so-called "Normandy format" are carried out with the participation of the presidents or foreign ministers of four countries – Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia. During the last meeting in this format in Minsk, there was taken a number of measures to implement the Minsk agreements. Some Western diplomats consider the "Norman format" ineffective.