The meeting of foreign Ministers "channel four" will be held on Tuesday in Paris, it is expected the parties will discuss the facilitation of the execution of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the Ukrainian fall through the mechanism of the contact group, including the development of direct dialogue Kiev From the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
at the same time will be held in Minsk meeting of the trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine. According to the press Secretary of ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma Daria olifer, before the meeting of the contact group meeting will be held three working subgroups - for humanitarian, political, and economic issues.
yesterday in the context of the upcoming "channel" negotiations had a telephone conversation of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin With French leader Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel." Held an exchange of views regarding the crisis in South-Eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015. For example, expressed by a number of considerations in the context of planned for June 23 at the Paris meeting in the "Normandy format" (Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine) at the level of Ministers of foreign Affairs and regular meetings of the liaison group and relevant subgroups in Minsk ", - is informed in the report of the press service of the Kremlin.
From the Russian side was again underlined the need for an immediate halt to the shelling of the Ukrainian power structures of settlements of Donbass, enhance the process of political settlement, addressing the issues of constitutional reform, and socio-economic reconstruction of South-Eastern regions, " said the Russian leadership.
Almost 2 weeks ago - 10 June - hosted a dialogue in the Normandy format at the level of policydirector. According to the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin, who represented the Russian Federation at the meeting, "the conversation was practical and appropriate" to be continued ".
As before stated in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the results of a telephone conversation the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov With his French counterpart Laurent Fabius, the head of foreign policy departments of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine will discuss in Paris " promoting full implementation of the Minsk agreement of 12 February this year, through the mechanisms of the contact group and its subgroups, including the development of direct dialogue between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk ".
the Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that " the last two weeks have experienced a situation where we, unfortunately, are obliged to state the growth in the number of violations of the Minsk agreement ". He said that the Meeting "channel four" will gather " in order to keep the situation under observation."
for its part, the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the dialogue in the Normandy format may not become the next " session chatter "." Or we come to concrete results, Or we show that the Russian Federation does not want the implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - quotes the Ukrainian policy Agency.
The head of the Ukrainian Ministry of foreign Affairs recalled that, most importantly, the story is about a real ceasefire and an exchange of hostages. He also added that the story is about real control from the OSCE over the observance of the ceasefire, the admission of humanitarian assistance.
The format "channel four" was formed After a meeting in France in the summer of 2014. The sixth of June in Normandy for the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the allied landing held a number of meetings with participation of presidents of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine. Participants then Norman meetings held several rounds of negotiations at the highest level and at the level of foreign Ministers.
June 3 in the area of Marinci has been a serious battle, the victims of which, according to the UN, became 34. The military has accused the militia in the attack, the same called statements of Kiev speculation. Authorized self-proclaimed republics said that the Ukrainian Military continues to pull to the contact line of heavy equipment and jet systems of volley fire, and the intensity of the attacks increased. The authorities DND and LNR pushing that War had brought heavy weapons to a safe distance, regulated by the Minsk agreements. Read