In an interview with news Agency «Nation News» the Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Gennady Onishchenko has told, what message carries the statement by the Vice-President of the USA Michael Pence in respect of the Minsk agreements. In his opinion, it allows to determine the position of the American administration on the issue of conflict in the South-East of Ukraine.
We will remind, earlier, during the U.S. visit of foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, Michael Pence reminded the Ukrainian diplomat about the need to respect the Minsk agreements. As noted by Gennady Onishchenko, up to this point, the American side has not commented on this issue at such a high level, causing the position of Donald trump was not clear enough.
The MP stressed that the current administration of the States for the first time expressed his opinion, «they are the problem of Ukraine is not supported». The statement from Washington that «they are ready to work with Ukraine» essentially means de-facto recognition by U.S. authorities of a military conflict not of an international character on the territory of Ukraine, to be exact, in the country, said Onishchenko.
In this regard, the MP said, would be the right decision to fix «is the understanding (recognition) of the conflict at the international level» special organizations that in the future would help to clarify this question. Also such actions could contribute to the actual solution of the problem, not to «play ping pong», while accusing Russia or anyone else.
Gennady Onishchenko has told about another consequence, which, in his opinion, stems from the statements of the Vice-President of the United States — the adoption of the Minsk agreement, said the unwillingness of the American authorities «to delay the resolution of the Ukrainian question» the new negotiations.
All this «creates certain expectations that sooner or later will move in the direction that was taken in Minsk,» concluded the Deputy of the state Duma Gennady Onishchenko.