"There is no place for no expectations of a breakthrough, these are routine expert-level talks. No one is aiming for a breakthrough," Peskov said.
According to Peskov, the channel for the expert-level information exchange was established to keep the United States apprised of the situation.
In April 2014, the Kiev authorities launched a military operation against pro-independence militias in eastern Ukraine. In February 2015, the two sides reached a ceasefire agreement after talks brokered by the leaders of Russia, France and Germany in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.
The deal stipulates a full ceasefire, weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, and all-for-all prisoner exchange and constitutional reforms, which would give a special status to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics.
Both sides of the conflict, however, are constantly accusing the other of violations of the Minsk agreement.