When we look at the death and destruction caused by the forces that Russia has been controlling over the past four years, the ambassador said, we want to help find a solution. Ambassador Kurt Volker directs our efforts [to resolve the conflict in Donbas], trying to work not only with Russians, but also with Ukraine and partners, especially with the Normandy Four ... He obviously has a plan. He had been working with the Russians on this issue and now we are waiting for a response from Russia, but we have not received it yet. I think Russia is to take the next step.
Yovanovitch also expressed disappointment with the fact that the Easter truce was not observed.
We are closely monitoring the situation and we are disappointed that the ceasefire on Easter did not mean a cease-fire ... I think that this is totally unacceptable and this is what we have been seeing for four years. The injuries are received not only by the Ukrainian military personnel, but the civilian population as well, the ambassador added.