“The de-escalation can happen tomorrow or Friday,” Price noted. According to him, the United States would like to see this, but so far this has not happened. At the same time, if the situation around Ukraine maintains the status quo, the United States is ready to continue “engaging in diplomacy and dialogue.” “But we made it very clear that diplomacy and dialogue can only give results in the context of de-escalation,” the State Department spokesman concluded.
Formerly Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Alexander Grushko statedthat the main condition for the de-escalation of the conflict around Donbass is the termination of military assistance to Ukraine from NATO and forcing it to comply with the Minsk agreements. First of all, we are talking about the prohibition of the supply of weapons for Kiev and the presence in the country of foreign military instructors, inspectors and military units.