During the telephone conversations, which took place on August 22, 2017, the leaders of the Normandy Four endorsed the idea of a truce in Donbass in connection with the beginning of the new school year.
The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine expressed the hope that the truce would escalate into a more sustainable ceasefire agreement and, on this basis, promised to make every effort to implement the Minsk agreements.
However, it is necessary to understand that the United States, which has a direct influence on the position of Ukraine, whose actions are directly aligned with Washington, will primarily favour its national interests. This must be viewed objectively and with no illusions.
Vladimir Bidyovka, the DPR People’s Council deputy