The meeting of political Directors "channel four" in Ukraine began in Paris, in the agenda - the transition from the ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons to the political process, reports journalist Last news .
Current dialogs are closed to the public at the level of Deputy Ministers of foreign Affairs of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. The Russian delegation is headed by the state Secretary, Deputy head of the foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.
yesterday meeting Karasin said Fins news that the main topic of discussion will be the implementation of the Minsk agreement." most importantly, the transition from the ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons to the political process, which is at this stage the most important, " - said the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
together with the "channel four" in discussions about the situation in Ukraine are participating OSCE Commissioner Heidi Tagliavini and head of the special monitoring mission in Ukraine ertu?rul Apakan.
The Ukrainian authorities have taken in April of last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup of the region's residents. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The problem of Ukrainian settlement fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk, under the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, came amid a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have taken a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.