Moscow made a proposal to hold a meeting of foreign Ministers in the "Normandy format" on the settlement of the Ukrainian drop in the next 10-12 days, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. Lavrov In..
"We are in the development of our telephone conversation of the President with the President of Ukraine Petro) Poroshenko, and after the President (Francois) Hollande and Chancellor of Germany Angela) Merkel made the proposal in order to still focus on the problem of negotiating with all parties of the Minsk agreements and to find ways to overcome those inhibitions that are on their way there, We made a proposal to carry out in the next 10-12 days meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs in the" Normandy format ": Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany ", – Lavrov said.
"We are waiting for positive response from our partners" – he said, reports RIA " Novosti ". Yesterday it was claimed that the leaders of the "Normandy format" agreed following telephone conversation, after which may be a meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs. On August 26, the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that in the framework of the UN General Assembly can be a meeting "Norman Quartet" in Ukraine. On the same day the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on Tuesday said that leaders "channel four" have the opportunity to conduct these dialogues in Paris, however, possible date of the meeting did not call. August 19, passed soveshenee legal experts " channel four ". It was held 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. A source in the Russian delegation said that the dialogues specialists "channel four" in Berlin were not easy, but the conversation was constructive. The format "channel four" was formed after a meeting in Normandy in the summer of 2014 at the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the allied landing. This Format of negotiations involves the participation of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine.