The extension of the Normandy format at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry was not discussed, said assistant head of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov.
Putin and Kerry met Tuesday in Sochi, their conversation, which was also attended by the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov, lasted about 4 hours.
"Norman format - it consists of those participants for whom you know. No, it is not discussed ", - said Ushakov correspondents after the meeting Putin, Kerry and Lavrov.
The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, Norman (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine). There were proposals to move the dialogues in the "Geneva" format, i.e. with the assistance of the USA and Poland, as neighboring Russia and Ukraine in the country. However, agreements to stop the fire turned out to only be achieved in Minsk during the meeting of the contact group with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, However, the Kiev authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue with the authorized rebellious territories. Read