Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the final plenary session of international discussion club "Valdai" in Sochi, said Moscow is not opposed to the extension of the " channel format ", as well as among them due to the US, However, the existing arrangements work with the American side in this direction is in parallel with the main negotiations.
"Yes, discussions are difficult, Yes, it's not very productive, I will agree with that. But the other is not. Do I need to attract someone else? The Russian position is this: We are not against attract anyone, and among them our American partners, " he said.
the Director added that currently, all participants of the negotiations on Ukraine agreed that will work in parallel with partners from the United States." We consider, of course, the position of our American partners, " - said the head. Explaining the recent Berlin meeting of the Normandy four leaders, Putin told the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko spoke out against the compromise agreements reached during past negotiations. The fact that Kiev did not want to perform the execution order of "Minsk-2" upon the adoption of the provision according to which the law on certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions will take effect only after the elections on these territories. Later the Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier made the initiative a compromise: until the announcement of the results of the election to accept the act ORDO temporary, and then – constant. Despite the fact, because it was contrary to the Minsk-2, Putin, according to his statement, agreed. However, at the meeting in Berlin, Poroshenko has spoken against this compromise." I Wish to acknowledge the role of the Federal Chancellor (of Germany Angela Merkel), she found arguments and convinced the audience that We can and must remain in a consistent position and it is impossible to change each time, when a year, to change what We agreed to this ", - noticed the head of the country. Also, the head told that the leaders of the four failed to come to a consensus on humanitarian issues, and the self-proclaimed Republic remain in the blockade which, as Putin said, silent Western human rights activists. The opposite happened to agree on all points of the security issues, he added. The broadcast is a television channel RT. October 20 in Berlin, was the 1st this year, the summit " channel four ", which was attended by the leaders of Russia, Germany, Ukraine and France Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Petro Poroshenko and Francois Hollande. The meeting began Wednesday evening and lasted about five hours, ending after midnight. The results of the talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the "Normandy four" agreed on a number of positions about what has to be done in the near future to resolve the situation in the Donbass.