Medvedchuk: the Format of negotiations with possible US involvement is still unclear

Медведчук: Формат переговоров с возможным участием США пока неясен

The leader of “Ukrainian choice” commented on the possible US involvement in resolving the conflict in the Donbas.

U.S. participation in the negotiations on the Donbass will open for Ukraine a new window of opportunities, and it is very important to take advantage of it without compromising their own interests, says Viktor Medvedchuk.

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch about the possible US involvement in resolving the “Ukrainian issue” as calls on Donald trump to the foreign Ministers of Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the necessity to make peace, according to the leader of “the Ukrainian choice – the Right of the people”, indicate the willingness of the White house to expedite the completion of the conflict in the Donbass.

“It is assumed (with high probability) a sharp intensification of United States involvement in the negotiation process. At the same time, the format of the talks from this point of view it is still unclear”, — noted the politician.

Medvedchuk believes that the announced intention of the American side reflect not only the personal positive aspirations of the American President, but also a consolidated position behind the new administration’s economic and political circles, who are convinced of the futility of the actions already taken and trying to find new, more effective tools for settlement.

“If this is the case we are really dealing with “collective trump”, that is solidarity and forward-looking decision of the ruling class and foreign policy establishment in the United States, then, of course, the chance to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine increase. If not, the situation may again deteriorate,” — predicts policies.

In such a situation, said the leader of “the Ukrainian choice – the Right of the people”, draws attention to the nature of the initiative, which involved the office of the Vice-President Mike Pence.

“The expected restart of dialogue on the Ukrainian direction involves probably the emergence of a new American special representative for the negotiation process on the conflict in the Donbass,” admits the leader of “Ukrainian choice”.

In any case, before Ukraine, in his opinion, opens a new window of opportunity. “It is very important competently, expertly, without prejudice to their own interests, take advantage of it. And this can be done only if it is neutralized by the resistance of the Ukrainian “party of war” — summed up Medvedchuk.

We will note, earlier the President Petro Poroshenko said that in the near future in the United States it is planned to choose a special representative who will be responsible for coordination with Ukraine.
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