Moscow attaches great importance to the forthcoming meeting of the leaders of the " Normandy format ", it will be a powerful training, the head of the MFA of 4 countries will meet on the first day of the weekend in Berlin to prepare contacts, said assistant head of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov.
"We attach great importance to this meeting (leaders of the "Normandy format" ), will be a powerful preparation for it, which includes the dialogue of Ministers of foreign Affairs. They already tomorrow will be meeting in the "Normandy format" in Berlin. Then We do not exclude contacts in new York of Ministers, contacts between professionals from 4 States for the summit ", – Ushakov said at a press conference in the Russian capital. As he explained, "the main task is to ensure the implementation of all that stress, all provisions of the Minsk agreement of 12 February, "reports RIA" Novosti "." it will focus our expert work at the beginning of this meeting (leaders) ", – noticed Ushakov. As reported by the print edition OPINION, the last telephone conversations of leaders "channel four" ended with an agreement to hold the summit in Paris. The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed on 2 October. Ushakov also said That the question of extending the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine in practical terms." As for extension, any public remarks on this score was expressed, As We know, the Ombudsman of Ukraine in the contact group Leonid Kuchma ", – scatalogical.
"in our view, we should focus on in the 1st turn on their implementation in fixed time, before the end of this year. Then, if something will not be implemented for one reason or another, it is Clear the leaders will agree to some extend, but as long as it is in practical terms it's not about " – Ushakov added. On the last working day of the week the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said That Minsk process on the settlement of the situation in the Donbass does not have the ability to be continued in 2016, all obligations under it are required to be implemented In the current year. In early autumn the Commissioner of Kiev in the contact group on settling the situation in Donbas, the former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma said on the feasibility of the extension of the Minsk agreements of February if They will not be executed until the end of the current year. In this case, the Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the negotiations of the contact group Denis Pushilin in mid-August, said Kyiv not performed a full-fledged single item of the Minsk agreements, DNR sees only the imitation and provocation. Pushilin said the DNR supports the idea that the speaker of the European Parliament Martin Schulz to extend the implementation of the Minsk agreements by 2016 due to the fact That Kiev does not have time to fulfill their obligations before the end of this year.