The possible supply of US weapons to Ukraine would only postpone the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass, stated Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for Russian President Putin while commenting on the statement of the US State Department’s Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker.
“We have repeatedly said that any actions provoking tension on the line of demarcation and provoking the situation, which is already difficult, will only distance us from settling this intra-Ukrainian issue,” Peskov said.
He also spoke of the conditions for attracting observers to the line of demarcation in the Donbass. “Regarding the involvement of any monitoring forces to the demarcation line, in this case it is possible only upon the consent of the parties to the conflict. As you know, Russia is not a party to the conflict,” the Kremlin representative repeated.
Peskov added that the recent negotiations of the Normandy format can be considered successful, but only because they showed the readiness of politicians to work together further.
Volker said they day before that Washington was actively considering the issue of a possible defensive weapons supply to Kyiv.