If the international community could not force Kiev to comply with the Minsk agreements, it is possible to discuss other options for the settlement, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, commenting on media reports that Vladimir Putin invited Donald Trump to consider the idea of ??a referendum on the status of the Donbass.
«It is not my competence to comment on the content of the talks at the highest level. But what can I say. If the «international community» and, in the first place, the United States could not force Kiev to comply with the Minsk agreements, it is possible to discuss other options for settling the internal crisis,» Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page on Friday.
Earlier Bloomberg, referring to the two anonymous sources present on Thursday at the Russian president’s speech at the meeting of ambassadors and permanent representatives to Moscow, informed that at the summit in Helsinki the Russian president proposed holding a referendum to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine.