The leaders of the "Normandy format" agreed following telephone conversation, after which may be a meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"We agreed that in the next step, We will conduct a phone conversation. Maybe then the meeting will be held at the level of Ministers of foreign Affairs ", - said Merkel, RIA " Novosti ".
The German Chancellor also said that Berlin considers the possible meeting between the leaders of the "Normandy format" after careful preparation, because " there must be hope, because it will lead us (politicians – approx. OPINION) a step forward." On August 26, the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that in the framework of the UN General Assembly can be a meeting "Norman Quartet" in Ukraine. On the same day the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on Tuesday said that Leaders "channel four" have the opportunity to conduct these dialogues in Paris, however, possible date of the meeting did not call. August 19, passed soveshenee legal experts " channel four ". It was held behind closed doors in the premises of the German foreign Ministry. Participants planned to discuss the progress of constitutional reform in Ukraine, the issues of decentralization and legal situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. A source in the Russian delegation said that the dialogues specialists "channel four" in Berlin were not easy, but the conversation was constructive. The format "channel four" was formed after a meeting in Normandy in the summer of 2014 at the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the allied landing. This Format of negotiations involves the participation of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine.