Charge d’Affaires of the United States in Ukraine George Kent does not expect the United States to be directly involved in the Normandy format and the Minsk process.”At the moment, I do not expect the U.S. officials to be directly involved in the Minsk process. I also do not expect U.S. officials to join the Normandy format meetings directly. But negotiations will continue,” Kent said in an interview with Suspilne.He noted that Russia had not been fulfilling its commitments within the framework of the Minsk format for six years already.As reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky wants the United States to join a peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine in the Normandy or other format.The last summit in the Normandy format took place in December 2019, the next was scheduled for April 2020 but it did not take place either because of the pandemic and because the process slowed down again. Currently, the format operated at the level of political advisers.
26 July 2021