Victoria Ivanova. The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande wishes to backstop Ukraine progress, initiating a new meeting of the leaders of " Norman Quartet ", believes Director of the French-Russian French-Russian Observatory at the Franco-Russian chamber of Commerce Arno Dublin.
"Without delay inviting to a meeting in the" Normandy format ", Francois Hollande wants to lock in the progress achieved and to give a decisive impetus to the key issue - local elections in the Donbass, which are interpreted in different ways, " says Dubin.
on the first day of the week in a press conference at the Elysee Palace, the head of France said that a new meeting of leaders "channel four" (Germany, Russia, Ukraine, France) may be held in Paris in September at the beginning of the General Assembly of the United Nations. He said that the head of the foreign Ministers "channel four" in a few days will hold dialogues to prepare the summit.
similarly, in the process of the press conference, the French leader said that he wants to have an impact for the lifting of sanctions with Russia, if the progress in resolving the fall in Ukraine will continue.
"the head of France's nothing technically new in comparison with the March decision of the European Council of heads of countries, linking this question with the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. Anyway, important is the fact that such a serious message sounded from lips of the head of the " big "countries of the European Union," he Dublin.
in his vision, " there is no doubt that it will resonate with other countries facing moderate positions or who consider that the implementation of the Minsk agreements has absorbed and Also responsibility from Kiev ". Also, the specialist believes that Hollande can be interpreted as "a signal sent from Moscow" about the fact that " France does not want the infinite extension of the punishment ".