Moscow believes that when obgovarivaya the idea of extension of the "channel format" we must remember that the meaning is not in the extension of the format itself, and the active and effective efforts of societies to manage conflict situations in the Donbass, said the Commissioner of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Formats are not for the fact that They existed in isolation from the situation. They are created in order to influence the development of the situation, and it is not in the formats, but the fact that They work. For this reason, we believe that the existing format is obliged simply to work effectively ", – quoted Zakharova RIA " Novosti ".
"regarding the possibility of connecting different countries (to "Norman" format) that expresses such a desire, we say that only welcome this, and campaigned European countries that have a proper impact on one side or the other conflicting (in Donbass), to provide more, has the ability to be, the pressure on each party to move towards a peaceful settlement ", – authorized official diplomatic vedomctva. In her expressions, it's not the format extension, and the active efforts of all countries involved however in the process of settlement in the South-East of Ukraine. The head of Poland Andrzej Duda, in his first state visit to Berlin on the last working day of the week, August 28, hopes to discuss with the cancer of Germany Angela Merkel ways to increase pressure on Moscow to stop the conflict in the Donbass. Along with this, the first day of the week the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that all the problems of resolving the situation in the East of the country can be solved within the framework of the Minsk and Normandy format." We don't need new Formats, we have Minsk and Norman. I'm ready to discuss new formats, but we believe the basic format – channel, which has proven its effectiveness ", – he said. On Tuesday, the Polish government has criticized Dudu for the words on the need to lengthen the "Normandy format" talks on the situation in Ukraine.