The key obstacle to peace in Donbas is Russia, the US embassy says after Nuland's visit to Moscow
The main obstacle to peace in Donbas is Russia.
The US Embassy stated this, commenting on the words of Deputy Chief of Presidential Administration of Russia Dmitry Kozak that US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland allegedly supported the autonomy of the occupied territories of Donbas during her visit to Moscow, Suspilne reports.
"Russia has started this conflict and is now fully responsible for ending it. Russia must show serious and constructive participation in fulfilling its security commitments under the Minsk agreements," the embassy said.
The United States has once again called on Russia to withdraw its mercenaries and military equipment from the ORDLO.
"We strongly urge Russia to fully comply with its Minsk commitments, to withdraw its weapons and forces from Ukraine, and to regain full control of Ukraine's internationally recognized borders," the diplomatic mission said.
The embassy reiterated that the United States had consistently supported Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence in the face of Russian aggression.
It should be noted that Nuland paid an official visit to Moscow from October 11 to 13.
After that, the US Embassy in Russia said that negotiations on the full implementation of the Minsk agreements and the restoration of peace, stability, and Ukrainian sovereignty in Donbas "were productive."