Contents tagged with Surkov

  • US Ambassador to Russia: next meeting between Putin’s aide Surkov and US representative for Ukraine Volker will take place next week

    The fourth round of talks between the US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker and Presidential Aide, Vladislav Surkov is scheduled for next week, as reported by the US Ambassador to Russia, John Huntsman, on Kommersant radio.

    "Both sides will meet next week," Huntsman said.

    At the same time, he noted that the previous three rounds of negotiations "were unproductive."

    According to him, the fact that the negotiation process is underway already inspires confidence." …

  • New head of LPR speaks about close cooperation with the Kremlin

    Leonid Pasechnik, who replaced Igor Plotnitsky as head of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), has reported on "well-established" cooperation with Moscow.

    Pasechnik said that "I personally, and the entire leadership of the LPR, have constructive interaction with all Russian structures that render humanitarian assistance to our Republic at such a difficult time. I am confident that our cooperation will continue in the future,” reports Luhansk Information Centre.

    According to Pasechnik, the …

  • Putin’s Aide Surkov: next meeting with US representative for Ukraine Volker will take place in the beginning of 2018

    Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladislav Surkov, said that his next meeting with US Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker will be held next year.

    "Most likely, in the new year, I hope that it will be at the beginning of next year," he said in an interview with TASS.

    He also said that he does not see a subject for discussion. According to him, Russia "proposed a realistic and attainable peace initiative" on the security mission in the Donbas, and it must be accepted. …

  • US Representative for Ukraine Volker: Negotiations with Russia put on pause

    US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker announced that the next meeting with Russian Presidential Advisor Vladislav Surkov on bringing an end to the war in the Donbas will not take place before December. Until this time, the parties are pausing, following the lack of success of the previous negotiations. Volker spoke about this in an interview with, recorded for the VIII National Expert Forum.

    “During the first two meetings, I had the feeling that we were …

  • Media: during the meeting between Volker and Surkov the US suggested to expand the area of the peacekeeping mission in Donbas

    The Americans have proposed to expand the powers and the zone of presence of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas, as reported by Interfax citing a source familiar with the negotiations between the Russian Presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov and US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker.

    According to the source, during the meeting, the United States proposed amendments to the Russian draft resolution on the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Eastern Ukraine.

    "Among …

  • Volker and Surkov fail to reach united position on Ukraine

    On Monday November 13, US Department of State Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov conducted negotiations in Belgrade.

    The US embassy in Russia reported that there was comprehensive discussion of the current diplomatic state of affairs regarding efforts to stop the fighting in the Donbas.

    “It is not surprising that the United States and Russia have different concepts for how to make peace, but we will continue to work to get there. …

  • Media: At previous meeting with Surkov, Volker wanted to learn if Russia was ready to resolve the Donbas conflict

    On October 7, a meeting between the US Department of State's Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, and Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov took place in Belgrade. However, the details of the meeting had remained unknown- until now.

    The publication, citing sources in diplomatic circles, has reported that the meeting itself consisted of three elements. First, lunch; further, a tête-à-tête, which lasted more than an hour; and, finally, communication with members of their …

  • Media: Volker and Surkov discussed peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine during recent meeting in Belgrade

    US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Advisor Vladislav Surkov discussed the introduction of a peacekeeping contingent in the Donbas during their meeting in Belgrade, a Ukrainian government source told Apostrophe news website.

    “Initially the peacekeepers will facilitate the delimitation of forces, a complete ceasefire and the withdrawal of equipment. Thereafter the Verkhovna Rada will adopt laws as part of the Minsk agreements, and there will be an exchange …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker and Putin’s aide Surkov held talks in Belgrade

    Negotiations between Russian Presidential Assistant Vladislav Surkov and US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker were constructive, RBC news agency reports quoting Surkov as saying.

    "We discussed the draft resolution of the UN on the Donbas proposed by Russia, and understanding was found on a number of positions. Most of which were recognized as surmountable," Surkov said.

    He added that both sides stressed the need to carry out the Minsk deals, with the Normandy …

  • Ukraine: meetings of US representative for Ukraine Volker and Putin’s aide Surkov are an addition to Normandy talks

    The meeting of the Special Representative of the US State Department Kurt Volker, and a personal advisor to the Russian President, Vladislav Surkov, is an additional platform for negotiations, which complements the Minsk and Normandy formats, the Political Director of the Directorate General for Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Oleksii Makeiev said, as reported by Radio Liberty. According to him, the Ukrainians were informed in advance about the details of this planned …