The Russian-American consultations on the Mideastern settlement are being held in Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov participates in the consultations. US Assistant Secretary of State William Burns heads the American delegation. In his welcoming address Russian Foreign Minister stressed Russian and US efforts on fighting terrorism had various methods. One of them is assistance to the Mideastern settlement. Russia and the USA are co-sponsors of this process.
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said during a meeting with journalists that Kyiv could be Russia's ultimate goal in the special military operation in Ukraine