Kremlin responds to Trump's idea of relocating Donbas talks

16:23, 19 January 2018
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Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said the venue for negotiations on Donbas "is not so important," according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.


"Indeed, the place of negotiations is not so important in this case. It is important for the parties to adhere to the idea that there is no alternative to the Minsk agreements, sticking to the Normandy format, as there are no other agreements," he told journalists on January 19.

Read alsoMinsk comments on Trump's idea of changing venue for Donbas talksPeskov again called the Donbas war "an internal conflict."

In his words, it is also important to understand that "what is happening in the east of Ukraine is an internal conflict, and the parties are Kyiv [on the one side] and the unrecognized republics of Donbas on the other side."

As UNIAN reported earlier, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced that amid their recent conversation with Donald Trump over the phone, the U.S. president had raised the issue of changing the venue for the talks on Donbas, which are now held in Minsk, Belarus.

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