The results of negotiations of leaders of Russia, France, Ukraine and Germany in Paris give hope for the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the resolution of the fall in Ukraine, told the Agency the speaker of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Ilkka Kanerva.
The meeting of the presidents of Russia, France, Ukraine and Chancellor of Germany took place on the last working day of the week in the Elysee Palace, in a narrow format, the leaders talked approximately within one hour, after which the dialogue was continued in an expanded format.
"I believe that the negotiators at Paris had moved forward. They have not made a final decision, but the dialogues were a positive indication that the parties have the opportunity to meet and work on concrete steps to implement the Minsk agreements. This inspires hope, " he said.
in total, the leaders of the 4 countries talked 4 hours and 50 minutes - 3 times less than in the previous talks. The previous meeting of the "Normandy four" summit was held in Minsk on 11-12 February. Then the dialogue continued for 16 hours, the result was consensus, known as the " Minsk-2 ".
As stated before, at a press conference on results of talks in Paris on 2 October with the presidents of Russia, France and Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said little progress and said that "channel four" discussed the elections in the Donbass and the constitutional reform in Ukraine. For example, it was made a conclusion about the sequence of these events, which, According to the Chancellor, was not described in the Minsk agreement.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people.