Contacts of leaders "channel four" (Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine) until not planned, said press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Answering the question whether there were any plans for this in the light of yesterday in Sochi the meeting, Vladimir Putin and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, the theme of which was the situation in Ukraine.
How Peskov said to reporters on Wednesday the President of the Russian Federation scheduled international phone calls.
Answering specifying question, whether it is the " Normandy format ", Peskov said: "No. It is not connected ".
first Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Valeriy Chaly reported that Ukraine stands for the accession of States to the negotiations in the "Normandy format" to resolve. On air of radio ""the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said that Obama" would have joined "negotiations" channel four ", if he was invited. Assistant head of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov said yesterday, Responding to reporters that the expansion of the Normandy format meeting Putin and Kerry was not discussed.
The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, Norman (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine). There were proposals to move the dialogues in the "Geneva" format, i.e. with the assistance of the USA and Poland, As neighboring Russia and Ukraine in the country. However, agreements to stop the fire turned out to only be achieved in Minsk during the meeting of the contact group with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.