hamburg - The consultation Saturday between Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Emmanuel Macron of France and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the military conflict in Ukraine did not break through at the G20 summit in Hamburg.
Although agreement was reached in Minsk in 2015 on a ceasefire, violence in the Donetsk and Loehansk regions has not been completely encouraged since. Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of violating the file.
Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, flies to Kiev on Sunday. He is in the company of Kurt Volker, former US NATO ambassador, recently nominated by the US as a Ukrainian resident. Together they will try to start the peace process.
The American interference is against the phrase of France. Macron said last month that the Minsk agreements should remain the basis for resolving the conflict. It would be a mistake to start again from the beginning and involve the US in discussions, according to the French president.