Dialogues leaders "channel four" (Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine) on the situation in Ukraine were started in Paris.
The meeting is held at the Elysee Palace.
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.
Among the participants of the meeting in "Norman format" With the Russian side - the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, the Commissioner of the General staff military power of the Russian Federation Yaroslav Moskalyk, head of the presidential Directorate for socioeconomic cooperation With States-participants of CIS the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia Oleg Govorun, the Commissioner of the Russian Federation in the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine Azamat kulmuhametov, the Deputy chief of the presidential Directorate for foreign policy Valery Nazarenko, Director of the 2nd Department of CIS countries of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Viktor Sorokin, press Secretary of the head of the country Dmitry Peskov.
From the Ukrainian side in the meeting attended by foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, the chief of General staff, commander of the Armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko, Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine on international issues Kostiantyn yelisieiev, adviser to the President of Ukraine Ruslan Demchenko, the Commissioner of Ukraine in the contact group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions Leonid Kuchma.
French and German side is also represented by Ministers of foreign Affairs, advisers.
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.
The format "Norman Quartet" on Ukraine was formed after the meeting in Normandy in the summer of 2014.