After the meeting with President of the French Republic Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may be followed by a meeting in the Normandy format with participation of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said the official representative of the government of France Stephane Le Foll.
"maybe after the meeting in Berlin will be followed by a meeting in the "channel" format "– said Le Foll, reports RIA " Novosti ". For its part the Deputy official envoy of the government of Germany the Christian Wirtz said that in the case of the upcoming meeting of leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine talking about changing the "channel format" is not, reports news Agency.
As notified on the Internet office of the President of Ukraine, Kiev hopes to discuss at the upcoming negotiations is the implementation of the Minsk agreements." Among the issues expected to discuss the situation in the Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, as well as issues of implementation of the Treaty on the unity Between Ukraine and the European Union and the introduction of a visa-free regime, energy security and the implementation of reforms in Ukraine ", – reported in the report. On Tuesday, France's foreign Minister Laurent Fabius reported that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet on the first day of the week in Berlin to discuss the situation in the Donbass. On July 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the presidents of France and Ukraine Francois Hollande and the head of the Petro Poroshenko discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Leaders "channel four" agreed on the need of the agreement Between Ukraine and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics on the diversion of military equipment up to a caliber of 100 mm in the Donbass. However, in the last days in the Donbas, the situation deteriorated badly. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks Between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue.