BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — The Normandy Format on the Ukrainian crisis settlement doesn't include the US. Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine participate in talks on Ukrainian reconciliation since February 2015.
"Actually, we didn’t propose such a thing. Before the election, the US was showing interest in engaging in the political process regarding the Ukrainian crisis, and we established direct bilateral contacts, involving representatives of the Russian Presidential Administration and the US State Department," Chizhov said in an interview with the EurActiv portal.
"Basically, if everybody else agrees, we will not be against US involvement, in some way or another," he said.
In February 2015, Kiev forces and Donbass independence supporters signed a peace agreement in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. The deal stipulates a full ceasefire, weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in Donbass, as well as constitutional reforms that would give a special status to the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. Despite the agreement brokered by the Normandy Four states, the ceasefire regime is regularly violated, with both sides accusing each other of multiple breaches, undermining the terms of the accord.