Angelina Timofeeva. Of the German foreign Ministry tried to convince the Ukrainian settlement in the beginning of the meeting the leaders of the "Normandy format" on 2 October in Paris to continue their constructive engagement, reported on the first day weekend in the appeal of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
"I expect, as well as among them with an eye on a meeting of the "Normandy format" in next Friday that constructive line, which led to this unity (according to the gas agreement Russia-EU-Ukraine - ed.) will also prevail in overcoming the fall in Eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, " said Steinmeier.
the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko have plans to meet on 2 October in Paris to discuss the Ukrainian settlement. The last meeting of all leaders "channel four" took place in February in Minsk. In the process it had been agreed by the Minsk agreement on the settlement of the conflict situation in the East of Ukraine signed by the participants of the Contact group.
Steinmeier welcomed the agreement, which was initialed on the last working day of the week Authorized the Russian Federation, the European Union and Ukraine, which is obliged to provide gas supplies from Russia to the Republic during the winter period. The document is preliminary and will be finally signed during the week.
"Well, after long and difficult negotiations, the parties reached a unity, although I wish the warranties in planning for all parties would be covered for a longer time," said the German head of the Ministry.
"Now at least for the coming winter we have a reasonable solution which will help to prevent humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and with financial support from Europe will help the economic and social stabilization in Ukraine ", - said Steinmeier.
He also expressed gratitude to the European Commissioner for energy Maro? ?ef?ovi? to, who has made a "considerable effort" to achieve these agreements.