During a meeting with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale in Minsk, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said, that the United States could contribute to the settlement of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, reports BelTA news agency.
"Speaking about the problems of Europe, and especially Eastern Europe, in particular, Ukraine, I am convinced that it would be impossible to resolve this conflict without the participation of the United States," said Lukashenko.
Belarusian President also said that it is necessary to involve new parties if the negotiators fail to reach an agreement. This is "the ABC of diplomacy, and there should be new ideas," said Lukashenko.
The US President Donald Trump declared readiness to join negotiations on conflict settlement in Ukraine if it is requested by other Normandy four participants. The Kremlin stated that it doesn't see any point in expanding the Normandy format.
The Normandy four is a format of negotiations on resolving the conflict in the Donbas, which includes Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia. The last summit of the Normandy four was held in the autumn of 2016.