The message of Kiev on the results of talks in Berlin at the level of specialists in the "Normandy format" about the fact that Germany and France supported the Ukrainian position, untrue, told in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia.
"The Russian side on concrete examples, it was demonstrated that the practical actions of Kiev as regarding constitutional reform and local elections in the Donbass do not meet the "spirit and letter" of a complex of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015. Most importantly This applies to the persistent refusal of the Ukrainian authorities from direct dialogue on these issues With the authorized Donetsk and Lugansk, which makes impossible the implementation of the political provisions of the Minsk agreements ", – reported in the report on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"We are perplexed that in Kiev were quick to interpret the results of the meeting as "support" of German and French experts of the Ukrainian position. This is not true. The flaws in the arguments of the Ukrainian partners is obvious", - has told in the Russian Ministry." We hope that the dialogue in the Normandy format will facilitate the full implementation of the Minsk package of measures, which are the basis for resolving the worsening of the Ukrainian fall, in every possible way to assist the substantive work within the existing formats of cooperation, among them the contact group and its subgroups ", – added the Foreign Ministry. On Thursday, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the dialogues in Berlin at the professional level "Normandy format" were successful. Before that, a source in the Russian delegation said that the conversations were not easy, but the conversation was constructive. Meeting of legal experts of the "Norman Quartet" took place behind closed doors in the premises of the German foreign Ministry. Participants planned to discuss the progress of constitutional reform in Ukraine, the issues of decentralization and legal situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.