In Paris ended in the meeting of political Directors and Deputy Ministers of foreign Affairs in the " channel format ", said Last news a source in the foreign Ministry of France.
in the discussion took part the employees of the foreign Ministry of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, as well as the head of the special OSCE monitoring mission Ertugrul Apakan and Heidi Tagliavini, who first said he would leave the post of envoy of the OSCE in the contact group.
According to the host party, any public statements on the results of the meeting will not, as it is a working one.
Before the meeting the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin told reporters that the Russian Federation expects the meeting to influence Kiev to supply the implementation of the Minsk agreements. According to his statement, the participants have plans to review progress on implementation of the Minsk agreement of 12 February, to think critically about the circumstances with the advancement in activity 4 sub-groups and the contact group.
for its part, the Deputy official envoy of the French foreign Ministry Alexander Giorgini said yesterday that the staff of the foreign Ministry will exchange views on the stop-fire and withdrawal of heavy weapons, the release of prisoners and the restoration of economic ties between controlled militias areas and the rest of Ukrainian territory.