Ukraine, U.S. see Russia, militants responsible for peace process halts in Donbas - Poroshenko
Ukraine and the United States share the view that Russia and Russian-backed militants are responsible ensuring security in Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.
"There is full understanding that Russia and the militants it supports are solely responsible for the halt to the peace process in Donbas. We, the Ukrainians, are committed to the implementation of the Minsk agreement, which is a road map for peace in Donbas. But we have emphasized previously and reiterate that there could be no effective settlement without ensuring stable and comprehensive security [in the region]," he said at a joint briefing with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Kyiv on Thursday.