The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace in Paris before the start of negotiations leaders " channel four ".
on the last working day of the week in Paris is obliged to host another round of talks between the presidents of Ukraine, France, Russia and Chancellor of Germany.
on arrival in Paris the President of Russia met with President of the French Republic Francois Hollande. It was closed to the public.
yesterday, the Ukrainian side said that as if he had received a request from Russia to meet with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko. Later the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said Last news that no such meeting in Putin's schedule no.
on the agenda of the leaders of "Norman Quartet" - 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 11-12 February. In total, the presidents discussed the Ukrainian issue 16 hours, the result was 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.