MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday the conflict in eastern Ukraine could not be resolved without U.S. involvement in peace talks.
A diplomatic breakthrough last week potentially opened the way for an international summit between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine aimed at finding a way to end the fighting.
“It won’t be possible to resolve the conflict without the participation of the United States,” Lukashenko said.
Belarus is a close ally of Russia.
Reporting by Andrey Makhovsky; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet