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Putin agrees to revise proposal for United Nations force in Ukraine

Putin agrees to revise proposal for United Nations force in Ukraine

The Russian government confirmed Wednesday that it had prepared a comprehensive plan to normalize relations with the United States at the behest of Russian president Vladimir Putin. On Tuesday, following BuzzFeed's report, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called it "a private diplomatic conversation that I just can't confirm any of the details of".

The proposal, BuzzFeed wrote, called for the U.S. to restore all channels - diplomatic, military and intelligence - that had been cut following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and intervention in Syria.

Peskov said that Moscow was in favor of resuming dialogue with the USA on key issues.

However, Russian diplomats have not perceived the joke as amusing, with the spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Germany, Denis Mikerin, saying on his Facebook page that the Russian diplomatic mission in Germany was waiting for an apology from the magazine. Several meetings came as a result of the proposal, including "special consultations" to discuss ongoing issues, including the Iran nuclear deal, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and North Korea.

Relations between the United States and Russian Federation have soured considerably since the opening of the Trump administration, when many expected Trump might bring the nations closer together as he said repeatedly was his goal during the campaign.

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-Russian relations earlier this year.

Hungary and Russian Federation have lambasted Kiev over a new education law they say will deprive Ukraine's ethnic minorities of the right to study in their own languages.

Russian military involvement in Ukraine and Syria, as well as the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an attempt to meddle in the 2016 USA presidential election, has cast a shadow on the United States side over the potential rapprochement. -Russian relations spiraled downward over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, Moscow's alleged meddling in the US presidential election, cybersecurity, and other matters. But, it also notes that only a small fraction of the meetings Russian Federation proposed have actually happened.

Merkel has insisted that European sanctions against Russian Federation could only be lifted if the Minsk peace deal was fully implemented - not only the ceasefire agreement which is one part of the broader Minsk peace plan.