The talks included general guidelines on what Ukraine might have to give up to reach an agreement
New York, TASS – NBC television, citing American officials, reported that American and European officials have begun talking with their Ukrainian counterparts about possible peace talks with Russia and what Kiev may have to give up to reach an agreement.
The report said they had begun “talking secretly with the Ukrainian government about what potential peace talks with Russia could entail” to end the conflict.
He added: “The talks included general guidelines on what Ukraine might have to give up to reach an agreement.”
NBC said some negotiations took place last month. They reflect concerns about the conflict reaching a stalemate and about the ability to continue providing aid to Ukraine, according to the report.
“Ukraine will likely have until the end of the year or shortly thereafter to begin more urgent discussions on peace talks,” NBC reported.
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Russia has repeatedly expressed its opinion on the situation in Ukraine at different levels. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow was and remains open to a diplomatic solution to the crisis and is ready to respond to serious proposals, while the Kiev regime has halted and banned negotiations with Russia.