To finish the Minsk process on the settlement of Ukrainian falling to the end of the year, Clearly, will not work, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, participating in discussion during the conference of Berlin Foreign Policy Forum.
"All this (the number of steps to implement the Minsk agreement - ed) is bound to happen before early next year, i.e. until the end of the Minsk process at the end of the year. It is clear that We will not be able to do that. We do not have time to do it, as well as among them, because on October 2 in the process of the summit "channel format" in Paris We agreed on the cancellation of declared himself a separatist elections ", - said the Head of the Ministry, adding that elections must be held in the coming year.
at the same time Steinmeier acknowledged that the conflict in Ukraine turned out to be localized." I do not underestimate the difficulty of the questions that we are yet to be resolved (in the Ukraine). What we got in the process of the Minsk process is, most importantly, the localization of the conflict, which was attended by All parties to the conflict ", - said the Head of the Ministry, RIA " Novosti ". On the first day of the week the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko after talks with high representative of the European Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini said that Kyiv and the EU have concluded moderate progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. On 6 November, the Head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov said that the Ministers of foreign Affairs "channel four" do not doubt that Minsk consensus on the settlement in Ukraine are obliged to act to their full implementation, which May be transported to the subsequent year. On the same day German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier before the meeting of foreign Ministers "channel four" stated that the process of resolving a conflict in Eastern Ukraine is behind schedule. At the beginning of October in Paris hosted a meeting of leaders "Norman Quartet" ? Russia, France, Ukraine and German Chancellor Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel to resolve the situation in Ukraine. They agreed about the Fact that the implementation of the Minsk agreements it is possible to extend to 2016. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century stated that on 5 October, the summit "channel four" eliminated misunderstandings on the issue of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine. At the same time the speaker of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Ilkka Kanerva said that the dialogues "channel four" gives hope for the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the resolution of the fall in Ukraine.