Lavrov: “Interview with Tillerson revealed no departure from the Minsk agreements”

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that he did not see any withdrawal of the USA from the Minsk agreements and that, on the contrary, Moscow and Washington have a common interest to accelerate the settlement in the East of Ukraine based on the Minsk agreements.

Answering a question of journalists after a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald trump on the sidelines of the G20 in Hamburg on Friday, Lavrov said: “I do not recall that the President of the trump offered some other plan (for settlement in the East of Ukraine – ed.)”.

“And today’s long interview this morning with Rex Tillerson (U.S. Secretary of state – ed.) did not reveal any waste from the Minsk agreements”, – said the Russian Minister.

“There was a focus on what you need – like yesterday in Paris we talked with the Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian – there is a common interest to accelerate progress on the path, which is contained in the Minsk agreements”, – Lavrov said.