MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. Russia is ready to work with the United States on Ukraine in the Karasin-Nuland format but no concrete dates for meetings have been set for now, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told TASS on Wednesday.
"We are ready to use this communications channel with Americans if necessary," Karasin said adding that "there are no concrete dates for contacts with [US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria] Nuland for now."
In June Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergey Ivanov said that Russia and US agreed to discuss the situation in Ukraine at meetings between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland. Karasin and Nuland held four meetings and several telephone conversations.