As Blinken presumably signalled agreement, that position is also that of Washington. Of course no evidence has ever been provided there are Russian troops in the Donbass.
All efforts of the international community are currently aimed at making Russia adhere to the diplomatic settlement of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, which will be resolved only when Russian troops leave the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and Crimea.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba made a corresponding statement at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Kyiv….
The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine will be settled only when the last Russian soldier leaves the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine’s chief diplomat stressed.
He thanked the Biden administration and personally Antony Blinken for the military support already provided to Ukraine to strengthen its defensive capabilities.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the conflict with Russia will be completed only after Russian troops leave Donbas and Crimea. He said this during a briefing after a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
He also noted that since the start of the war in the East, Ukraine has become even stronger thanks to a strong army, diplomatic capabilities, and the support of the international community.
“You and I have been through crazy trials. We’ve been through the most difficult moments in our history….We have a strong army, strong diplomacy and strong partners,” the minister added.