The President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived in Paris, where on the last working day of the week will be a summit "channel four" (Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany) to resolve the situation in Ukraine.
data about this RIA " Novosti ". Before the talks the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine planned talks in a bilateral format with Putin, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel.
on the last working day of the week, the Ukrainian Military said the ceasefire regime in the Donbass yesterday of the negotiations "channel four" is observed in full. Yesterday the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow regrets the delays in the implementation of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, but has hopes in the "channel format" will be able to provide their implementation. On the same day, the Ukrainian side said that As if he had received a request from Russia for a meeting with Petro Poroshenko. Later the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that no such meeting in Putin's schedule no. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Thursday held telephone conversations with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during which the parties agreed Before the meeting in " Norman format ". Peskov said that the Kremlin is experiencing cautious optimism and believes that achieved before a positive decision on the withdrawal of heavy weapons in the Donbas, the most Before the meeting " channel four ". As they wrote in the print edition GLANCE, the meeting will be clear if the Americans some fresh introductory Poroshenko and has there been any progress in the position of Berlin and Paris. On the agenda of leaders "channel four" ? the issue of holding elections in the Donbass, the withdrawal of troops from the contact line, securing access of OSCE observers and more. The previous meeting of the "Normandy four" summit was held in Minsk on February 12, ? more precisely, it started yesterday, eleven of the number, however, ended only on a subsequent day. In total, the presidents discussed the Ukrainian issue 16 hours. The result of sleepless nights have become the consensus, known as the " Minsk-2 ". According to the agreement, immediate and comprehensive ceasefire has to begin from midnight fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons at a safe distance must begin no Later than the 2nd day after the ceasefire and end within 14 days. Before the end of the year in Ukraine should be carried out constitutional reform. Only the Minsk document has absorbed 12 points.