Leaders "channel four" continued dialogue to resolve the situation in Ukraine in a larger format.
The meeting of the presidents of the Russian Federation, France, Ukraine and German Chancellor Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel is held in the Elysee Palace. In the narrow format, the Leaders talked for approximately half an hour.
From the Russian side in advanced talks involved Minister for foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, head of the Kremlin on socio-economic cooperation With CIS States, Abkhazia and South Ossetia Oleg Govorun, as well as the special representative of the Russian Federation in the Contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine Azamat kulmuhametov.
Leaders and members of the delegations took their places at the table. On one side sat Putin and Hollande, the front - Merkel and Poroshenko.
The previous meeting of the "Normandy four" summit was held in Minsk on 11-12 February. In total, the presidents discussed the Ukrainian issue 16 hours, the result was consensus, known as the " Minsk-2 ".