To resolve the conflict in the Donbass possible only through political means. Commitment this position was confirmed by all participants of the "Normandy format" meeting in Berlin. Negotiations continued until late at night.
Behind a real marathon of negotiations. In the Berlin airport, a statement for the press by Vladimir Putin. The Minsk agreements are uncontested, the commitment they have confirmed all the participants. According to Putin, much attention was paid to security issues, will continue the process of cultivation of the conflicting parties.
The work under the agreement on the special status of Donbass will continue. On humanitarian issues much was not achieved. The negotiations "Norman Quartet" started at 18: 30 Berlin time. Poroshenko, Merkel arriving at first apparently hoped again talk to her before the Quartet meeting. But Merkel rather quickly left him, took the phone and read something. The second in the office of the Chancellor arrived, Francois Hollande. Along with Merkel, they will hold a conversation with Poroshenko. Under the Protocol, this meeting allotted 45 minutes. Arrives Russian President. He quickly passes by the reporters, but photographers for a long time did not let go. To see at least a few seconds of negotiations, "Norman Quartet" operators literally fly into space. In the presence of journalists no one says anything. A few seconds of shooting, and operators are asked to leave the room.
The negotiations are in the format of dinner. First at the end of the TV journalists in a hurry Poroshenko. The first thing the President of the country, where a civil war is quite a strange joke. "The news that has upset our entire delegation Kiev "Dynamo" lost". Poroshenko was nothing left but to laugh it off, because Merkel and Hollande clearly asked him explicitly to fulfill the Minsk agreements on the items.
After the meeting, "Norman Quartet" kicked off talks on Syria Putin, Merkel and Hollande. The French President then declares again about war crimes in Syria. That the picture in Western TV was what was needed, the Berlin authorities have sanctioned the holding of rallies in front of the office Merkel. On the ground laid Teddy bears, smeared with red paint. According to activists, these bears symbolize the children of Aleppo, the victims of the violation of the truce a few weeks ago.
Of course, this breakthrough summit is not. No one, however breakthroughs are not promised, and did not expect too many sharp questions. Dialogue, it continues.
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