Kremlin: participants of Normandy talks will not change situation in Ukraine

The Kremlin said that members of the Normandy format and the US cannot provide a change in the situation in eastern Ukraine, as stated on October 9th at a briefing held by the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

"Changes ‘on the ground’ cannot be achieved by the efforts of the countries participating in the Normandy process or other countries, in particular the United States," Peskov said.

At the same time, the representative of the Kremlin said that the changes "on the ground" can be achieved only by the participants in this conflict, which, according to Moscow, include only Kyiv and the Donbas.

"To change the situation ‘on the ground,’ there is a need for a clear political will to proceed not in building further confrontations, but to resolve problems peacefully, by political means," Peskov added, in answering the question as to what should happen, "so that changes begin to occur ‘on the ground.’"

Earlier it was reported that on October 7th in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, negotiations were held between Volker and Surkov on the truce in eastern Ukraine.

  Normandy Format, Russia, Ukraine, Donbas