Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Berlin to meet with the leaders of " Norman Quartet ", where the parties will discuss peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass, the dialogue will be held in the Ministry of the Federal Chancellor.
As noted, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, "go to this meeting" allowed the work of the assistants of the leaders, which lasted all the last days." A year has passed since the Paris meeting (of the leaders of Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine). That is, the work of assistants has provided the need for verification of hours, which will be done ", - explained the representative of Kremlin news Agency.
However, the Kremlin does not expect a breakthrough at today's talks in Berlin. In the capital of Russia pay attention to what good result would be the implementation of the Kyiv Minsk agreements." Breakthrough not expected, "- said Peskov today to the question of what in the Russian capital expect from the meeting in "Norman format. "" ideally, the best outcome would be a commitment of Ukraine to fulfill the Minsk consensus, As documented in the signed heads of countries document. But, As you know, the ideal goals do not always correspond to reality, " - said the press Secretary of the President. According to his statement, " the goal (of today's meeting in Berlin) to see where we are and to say that it prevents to fulfill the Minsk agreement ". It is expected that after the discussion of the Ukrainian question Putin, Merkel and Hollande without Poroshenko will discuss the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic. Before Wednesday, the German press described the sensation of the visit of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Berlin, where on Wednesday will hold a meeting " Norman Quartet." On Tuesday it was announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the meeting in the Normandy format on October 19 in Berlin. Before that, in Kiev said that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande agreed to hold a meeting in the "Normandy format" on 19 October in Berlin. Agreement about this was confirmed in the German government. However, As I wrote the print edition GLANCE, Germany and France are pushing for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Syria but not because of the Ukrainian question. On Wednesday In the leadership of the Russian Federation confirmed that Putin after a meeting of leaders "Norman Quartet" on Ukraine in Berlin will discuss separately with Merkel and Hollande the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.