A joint declaration between Russia and the United States says that the two nations will cease joint actions on energy and trade.
The declaration, which was made in the presence of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, says that both sides have agreed to the conclusion of a joint statement.
“The statement by both leaders, signed by the Russian President Vladimir V. Putin and the US President Barack Obama, has been agreed upon and agreed to,” the declaration reads.
The United States said it was “deeply concerned” about the declaration, calling it an “unilateral decision” that could have a “negative impact on the Russian economy and on Russia-US relations.”
The declaration also says that “a Russian company and a Ukrainian company will be allowed to operate in Bulgaria as long as the agreements are implemented.”
The United Nations, which has called for the closure of energy projects, said that “the declaration by the two sides has been signed by Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the European Union.”
“It is also signed by all the other parties in the dispute, including Turkey, which is also participating in the conflict,” the UN said in a statement.
Russia’s President V.V. Putin, who has led the Russian-led invasion of neighboring Ukraine and is in exile in the United Arab Emirates, has said that the declaration was a “blatant violation of the ceasefire” and a violation of sovereignty by the United Nations.
The US and its allies have accused Russia of trying to turn the tables on the ceasefire agreement, and have accused it of violating the terms of the deal.
A Ukrainian official told The Associated Press on Monday that Russian officials have been meeting with Ukrainian officials in Kiev, where the United Nation is holding talks.