US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a telephone conversation agreed to continue contacts within the framework of the dialogue between Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov and US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, according to the report by the press office of the Russian government.

“The Foreign Ministers touched upon the state of affairs in the implementation of the Minsk agreements on overcoming the Ukrainian crisis, taking into account the results of the meeting between the special representatives of Russia and the US Surkov and Volker. Support was maintained for continuing contacts in this format,” the message said.

Earlier QHA reported that Surkov called negotiations with Volker on October 7 in the Serbian capital of Belgrade constructive. He said that in course of the talks both sides stressed the need to implement the Minsk agreements