Speaking at the meeting following the meeting of heads of States " channel four ", the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said That the results of the negotiations inspire optimism.
"You can be satisfied with what We achieved at the meeting in Ukraine, the results set up on the positive ", - quotes the expression Merkel RIA " Novosti ".
"Today We were able to reach new "advances" that will enable us to protect future victims, "- said the French leader on the results of negotiations in "Norman format" in the French capital." Elections (Donbass – approx. OPINION)should go under Ukrainian law. It is necessary that the Elections be organized during the working group that the results of these elections were undeniable " - drew the attention of the French leader." We appealed to stakeholders to participate in this process, " said Hollande." With regard to the status of the Eastern regions (of Ukraine), the so-called special law for these areas, We came to a consensus That this law will be used from the day of election. First, it will be temporary, then go into a constant phase, when it will be clear That the Elections are undeniable, " said Hollande." We spoke about such important point, as the Amnesty that should be shared with the elections, but all candidates must be granted immunity at the time of elections, " said Hollande." We Also spoke about the humanitarian aspect of the situation. We came to a consensus That will increase the number of crossings, improved access to different humanitarian situations, as " Doctors without borders ". Also need to speed up the process of exchange of prisoners ", - said the head of France. Remember, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin after negotiations has left the Elysee Palace, not answering the questions of correspondents. In total, the leaders of the 4 countries talked 4 hours and 50 minutes – 3 times less than in the previous talks. Remember, the previous meeting of the "Normandy four" summit was held in Minsk on February 12, – more precisely, it started yesterday, 11 July, however, ended only on a subsequent day. In total, the presidents discussed the Ukrainian issue 16 hours. The result of sleepless nights have become the consensus, known as the " Minsk-2 ". According to the agreement, immediate and comprehensive ceasefire has to begin from midnight fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons at a safe distance must begin no later than the 2nd day after the ceasefire and end within 14 days. Before the end of the year in Ukraine should be carried out constitutional reform. Only the Minsk document has absorbed 12 points.