"Ambassador Baer called upon Ukraine, Russia, and the Russia-backed separatists to ensure that the members of the Special Monitoring Mission have unfettered access throughout the entire territory of Ukraine, including access to Crimea, and to guarantee the safety and security of the monitors as they carry out their duties," the press service said in a statement.

It is emphasized that the United States reaffirms its firm commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity of its internationally recognized borders, and again called for the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements.