A meeting of leaders "Norman Quartet" – France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine – for the settlement of the Ukrainian fall may take place on the 19th of October, said Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault.
"in the same day (on October 19, the scheduled visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris) provides the possibility of making a summit at the level of heads of countries to advance in the settlement of the Ukrainian fall. The story is about the so-called "Norman" format, in which France and Germany are actively working to achieve the implementation of the Minsk agreements "– Ayrault said the radio station France Inter, reports RIA " Novosti ". He said that Paris has a lot of common themes with Moscow despite tensions." Russia – the partner country and not the enemy. However, the differences we have deep", Greg said Ayrault. At the end of September, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the schedule of contacts in the " Normandy format ". Putin first declared that "no solution to the question of Donbass, except" Normandy format ", no, Moscow would support it ", but the dialogue for the sake of talks useless. He was also called "pointless" meetings in this format after arranged by the Ukrainians attempts to commit terrorist acts in the Crimea. The leadership of the Russian Federation told that before you finally Decide on holding the meeting in the Normandy format, it is necessary to do considerable work.