Ushakov: Putin at a meeting with Him and Merkel will discuss the situation in Ukraine


RIA Novosti

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 8 July in Hamburg in the format of a working Breakfast to discuss with the President of France Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel the situation in Ukraine, said the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

“Will be held a working lunch with the two European leaders, Mr Him and MS Merkel, which will discuss the challenges of “twenty”, topical issues of the international agenda, in particular the emphasis is meant to make the settlement around Ukraine”, — said Ushakov told reporters on Monday.

He noted that Ukraine is not among the specially invited countries in the coming 7-8 July in Hamburg the summit, so Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won’t be there.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.

The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian crisis discussed at the talks in various formats, in particular in the Normandy format.