Foreign Minister of Poland Grzegorz Schetyna has condemned the words of President Andrzej Duda on the need to expand the "Normandy format" talks on settling the situation in Ukraine.
last Sunday, Duda said that during his visit to Berlin on 28 August, he plans to raise the issue of changing the format of talks on the situation in Ukraine." I Want to talk about It. I can't imagine it (the format) did not participate in a strong European countries. Also it could connect US as a world power with which Russia should definitely be considered, and Ukraine's neighbors, specifically interested in what is happening there, " said the head of Poland.
"This is a bad message," said Tuesday correspondents, Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland, explaining the phrase of the President.
"we need to strengthen and support" Normandy format ". We need to support what is done by other countries in the European Union ", - noted Schetyna. The Polish Minister said that the "Normandy format" is the key to peace in the European Union.
"maybe this formula is not perfect and the dialogues are not as fast, but there is no alternative ", - noted the head of the Polish foreign Ministry.
Schetyna said that in diplomacy it is necessary to weigh every word." You cannot implement foreign policy through the media, speaking before this with stakeholders. The answer of the President of Ukraine Petro) Poroshenko in question was significant ", - said the head of the Polish foreign Ministry.
yesterday at a press conference in Berlin, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that all the problems of resolving the situation in the East of the country can be solved within the framework of the Minsk and Normandy format." We don't need new formats, we have Minsk and Norman. I'm ready to discuss new formats, but we believe the basic format of Norman, which has proven its effectiveness, " said the head of Ukraine.