"As for the UN mission, you know that it was the initiative of President Putin, it was shaped by the Russian side and proposed, including to the Ukrainian side. There are certain disagreements in modalities and so far the situation is far from consensus, but nevertheless this issue remains on the agenda," Peskov told journalists, answering the question from an UNIAN correspondent about the prospects for the deployment of the UN mission in Donbas.

Read alsoTillerson to NATO: Russian aggression in Ukraine biggest threat to EU securityAt the same time, he stressed that as of today, no clear dates have been set for the meeting between Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and U.S. State Department Special Representative Kurt Volker.

Read alsoPutin’s proposal for Ukraine another trap for Trump - WPHe also said that he did not know whether such a meeting would be held before year-end.