Emmanuel macron suggested a new meeting “Norman Quartet”
The next meeting of leaders of Ukraine, France, Russia and Germany in the “Norman format” could take place in late June. It is expected, will be presented a new project to resolve the situation in the Donbass. It agreed to develop the presidents of France and Ukraine Emmanuel macron and Petro Poroshenko. The preparation of the project, which may be called the “formula Rules”, the two leaders hope to attract other countries “channel four”. In Moscow is confirmed the only possible telephone conversation the participants of the Minsk process.
The message about a possible meeting leaders “channel four” appeared immediately following the meeting, the President of France and Ukraine in Paris. “The question of the date is discussed, it will be either late June or early July. The four of us in the next few hours will determine the final date”, — quotes TASS of Emmanuel Macron. He noted that France considers the “Norman format” with the involvement of the OSCE as the basis for the continuation of the Minsk process and discuss ways of settlement of the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine.
According to Petro Poroshenko, the outlines of future agreement already generated.
Our arrangement will probably be called “formula Rules”. We will be able to present the company’s plan of bringing peace and de-occupation of Eastern Ukraine.Petro Poroshenko
He also expressed hope that the dialogue in “channel format” will be able to solve the problem with the release of prisoners in the Donbass.
“128 Ukrainian hostages located in the occupied territory, more than 40 in Russian prisons. And we will wait for that result of the revival of negotiations in “Norman format” we will make substantial progress in this very sensitive sphere,” — said Petro Poroshenko.
The proposal of the French leader caused confusion in the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
“What announced today, says only about trying to re-invent the wheel, start talking about what we’ve discussed before. The draft roadmap, which is supposed to fix step-by-step execution of complex measures (stipulated by the Minsk agreements.— “B”), discussed since last fall. The same applies to the withdrawal of forces and means, which is sabotaged by the Ukrainian party, as well as the issue of release of detained persons”, — said the “Interfax”, the Plenipotentiary representative LNR Vladislav Danego.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that while diplomatic channels discussing the possibility of a telephone conversation leaders “channel four”. Last week the assistant to the Russian leader Yury Ushakov also reported a possible telephone conversation “channel four”.
Earlier it was reported that the meeting “Norman Quartet” may take place before the meeting of the G20, which is scheduled for July 7-8.