Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Valeriy Chaly said that in the settlement of the situation in the Donbass Kiev goes on fresh formats of international cooperation, as well as among them with the US, the EU and the G7 countries, however, the "Normandy format" remains the key.
"I note that we are not talking only about the" Normandy format ", and we are already talking about bringing the US actively, we're talking about the G7 and the European Union, that is currently the political discussion goes to another level. Although from a technological position, I think the Normandy format - it remains to be a principal, " said Chaly on Ukrainian TV on Wednesday night.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
Minsk is a permanent venue for meetings of the contact group Ukraine-Russia-OSCE with the authorized Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. In addition, in February in the capital of Belarus at the conference "channel four" (Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France) was generated by the Minsk agreement on Eastern settlement.