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Ukraine's top diplomat views US role in Normandy talks

"It can be a variety of ways, including a separate dimension, which would clearly be intertwined with the Normandy format."

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin elaborated on the possible formats of the involvement of the United states into Donbas settlement, including the "Normandy format" (Ukraine, France, Germany, Russia).

The United States is ready to continue to get involved in order to ensure Russia's commitment to Minsk accords.

"It can be a variety of ways, including a separate dimension, which would clearly be intertwined with the Normandy format, or the U.S.' separate engagement in the Normandy format, or there could be parallel processes," Klimkin told a briefing in Kyiv on Friday as he commented on the results of his trip to the U.S..

"This is exactly what we're discussing now," the minister said as quoted by Ukrainian News.

He added that preparations for the meeting of President Petro Poroshenko with US President Donald Trump will begin upon the consultations that are being held with Germany and France to determine the form of the US involvement in the Normandy talks.

Earlier on Friday, First Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko told Interfax-Ukraine that the direct participation of the US in the Normandy format talks was not on the agenda.