"As for the United States in the settlement of the situation in Ukraine. We have talked about this with President Trump and agreed that a special representative of the administration will be appointed – in fact, it has already been done – to deal with this issue on a permanent basis, contact both Russia and Ukraine, as well as all interested parties to settle the conflict," Putin said at a press conference on the results of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

As UNIAN reported earlier, U.S. President Donald J. Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Read alsoU.S. taps ex-NATO ambassador as special Ukraine envoy - RFE/RLMinister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov said that the parties agreed to create a communication channel for the settlement of the situation in Donbas.

On July 7, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appointed the former U.S. ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker a special representative to negotiate over the situation in Ukraine.

On July 8, the Secretary of State said he had appointed Volker to be the new U.S. special envoy at the request of Putin.