The Russian foreign Ministry commented on the joining of the U.S. to “Norman format”

Moscow believes that the issue of a possible U.S. connection to the “Norman” format, need to wait for the arrival to power of the new American administration, said the state Secretary, Deputy foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, RIA Novosti reported.

“Let’s wait for the end of January, when will be a new administration (US – Ed). We are open for cooperation, this was stated by the President. Shape, value, rhythm – all this will tell the real life that will begin after the holidays with the arrival of the new administration. You can see how dramatic finished the year our Washington partners”, – said Karasin, answering the question on how RF are connecting US to the “Norman” format.

Previously Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Konstantin Eliseev expressed the view that the U.S. has not yet said its last word in the process of peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine, and the Americans could join the “channel format”.

“We also hope to join the “channel format” of the United States. We believe that with the advent of the new administration, the position of the States will be more offensive and proactive. It seems to me that the U.S. has not yet said the last word in the process of peaceful settlement”, – said Deputy head of the AP.