The parties stated that any discussion of a political and diplomatic settlement is impossible without the participation of Russian representatives.

“At the same time, it was noted that the ultimatum demands towards Russia promoted by Kiev and the West and the “dialogue” formats associated with them only harm the prospects for a settlement and cannot serve as its basis,” the statement said.

It was previously reported that Li Hui will visit Russia, EU headquarters, Poland, Ukraine, Germany and France to discuss resolving the Ukrainian conflict.