In Berlin on Thursday will bring together professionals "channel" format, they intend to discuss the progress of constitutional reform in Ukraine, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. Lavrov In..
Lavrov said that the meeting in Berlin – This is not a " Normandy format ", This trilateral meeting, RIA " Novosti ".
"It's not the Normandy format, This trilateral meeting of commissioners Germany, France And Ukraine. And we, of course, closely watching its preparation. We will also take a close look at what it will End because we recognize the need for more influence on Kiev, to make sure that consensus And commitments that were taken in Minsk, it is necessary to perform", - has declared the Minister. The Minister expressed the hope that the tripartite meeting will be "a kind of educational" for Kiev. The meeting "Channel four" at the highest level until it is not expected." at the highest level for such a proposal so far no one has advanced ", – Lavrov said. On Tuesday, France's foreign Minister Laurent Fabius reported that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande And German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet on the first day of the week in Berlin to discuss the situation in the Donbass. Meanwhile In France did not rule out that after the trilateral Meeting may be followed by a meeting in the Normandy format With participation of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. On July 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the presidents of France And Ukraine Francois Hollande And the head of the Petro Poroshenko discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Leaders "Channel four" agreed on the need of the agreement Between Ukraine And the self-proclaimed Donetsk And Luhansk republics on the diversion of military equipment up to a caliber of 100 mm in the Donbass. However, in the last days in the Donbas, the situation deteriorated badly. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks Between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side AND the LPR and the DPR AND return continue.