Kremlin on Volker-Surkov meeting: "Synchronizing watches" on "hung-up" conflict in Donbas

13:40, 26 January 2018
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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said the meeting between U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker and Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov is aimed at "synchronizing watches" on the "hung-up" conflict in eastern Ukrainian Donbas.

"You know the agenda is quite vague there – it is about synchronizing watches and exchanging views on current issues, hung-up issues on the situation in the southeast of Ukraine," Peskov told journalists, answering an UNIAN  correspondent's question about the agenda of these talks.

Read alsoVolker says lack of political will in Moscow thwarting Ukraine peace – RFE/RL"Actually, it is hardly possible to expect any results from the meeting. This is synchronizing watches, a work process," Peskov said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Volker is scheduled to meet with Surkov on January 26 to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine, prospects for deploying a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas and its possible format.

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