“During the November 13 meeting held in Belgrade between U.S. Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker and Russia’s top presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, the parties have discussed the possibility to deploy a UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine, TASS news agency reported quoting Surkov as saying following the meeting.

‘Our American friends presented their proposals concerning our Security Council draft resolution, which contained 29 paragraphs,’ said Surkov, according to TASS. ‘Our delegation came to the conclusion that three of them were acceptable. Not a lot, really. But three is not zero. It’s better than zero,’ Putin’s aide added.

A joint statement by the two interlocutors released on the website of the U.S. embassy in Russia says it was ‘their third meeting and was a thorough discussion of the current diplomatic state of play concerning efforts to end the war in Donbas.’

‘It is not surprising that the United States and Russia have different concepts for how to make peace, but we will continue to work to get there,’ the statement reads. ‘There has always been a need for a combination of political and security measures to be taken under Minsk. Both sides agreed to reflect on the discussions today and to think about further ways to address this challenge.'” (UNIAN)