The question of a possible connection to the US for negotiations on settling the situation in Ukraine in "Normandy format" (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine) should be addressed to the French side as the originator of the format, said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov in the interview to radio stations that I.
before the radio station "Echo of Moscow" the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said that Obama "would have joined "negotiations" channel four ", if he was invited. Later, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that "if any country is willing and able to exert influence on Kiev in order to encourage its implementation of the" Minsk-2 ", then, of course, in the capital of Russia it will be welcome."
"Normandy format was initiated by the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande, perhaps the Question should say to him," said Lavrov, on the Question whether there is a formal response to the words of John Tefft.
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