The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggesting on the sidelines of the meeting, "Norman Quartet" in Berlin to discuss the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported citing the foreign Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault.
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however, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering the question of whether Putin meeting in Berlin to discuss the issue of Syria, he replied: "No. "" head is open to debate Syria with all that he said about it yesterday, talking to reporters in India. But the purpose of tomorrow's meeting – this is a meeting in the " Normandy format ", Greg explained Sands. First Tuesday was announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the meeting in the Normandy format on October 19 in Berlin. On Tuesday in Kiev, said 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. On Sunday, leader Vladimir Putin said that the meeting "channel four" in Berlin on Ukraine would be relevant, if experts will find the real steps for the settlement. Last week the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow does not step back from a meeting in the Normandy format at the level of heads of States, the options are by date and place of such a meeting are being worked out. Yesterday, Peskov said that Putin, Hollande and Merkel failed to come to a common opinion about the meeting in " Norman format ".