MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. Russia expects the United State to use its influence to persuade Kiev to give up aggressive methods in the Ukrainian conflict resolution, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
"As for the prospects of the Moscow-Washington dialog on the Ukrainian issue, we want to hope that Washington will somehow use its influence to persuade Kiev to fulfill obligations taken under the Minsk Accords and to give up aggressive tactics in the resolution of this problem, which we have observed in the past days," Peskov told reporters. "The intra-Ukrainian conflict can hardly be the subject of any deal. This information in no way corresponds to reality. Moreover, the destiny of people who live in Donbass and who have been de facto rejected by their own country cannot be the subject of a deal either," Peskov said.