The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov on Wednesday agreed in a telephone call with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier prospects for resolving the conflict situation in the South-East of Ukraine, informs the press service of the Russian diplomatic vedomctva.
"It was with satisfaction ascertained that In the last days to the warring parties in General are able to maintain the ceasefire and stressed the need to take further steps to consolidate ", – notified on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Also, the Ministers discussed in detail the results on Tuesday in Minsk next meeting of the Contact group on Ukraine and its working bodies, which dealt with the real issues of implementation of the Minsk package of measures on 12 February of the current year. Lavrov particularly clarified the importance of implementation of the Kiev real constitutional reform and the consolidation of the special status of Donbass, the consent of Donetsk and Lugansk upcoming modalities in these territories elections in local authorities. In addition, the parties exchanged views on the process of preparation is planned for the end of the current week in Berlin Ministerial meeting in " Norman format ". Remember, the first day of the week the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the next Ministerial meeting in the "Normandy format" to resolve the situation in the Donbass can be held Before the end of the week. Before this it was declared that the leaders of the "Normandy format" agreed following telephone conversation, after which may be a meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs. 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 on the settlement of the conflict situation in the South-East of Ukraine involves the participation of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine.