Ukrainian and Western partners are trying to shift the issues of the level of the contact group for consideration in the " channel format ", said foreign Minister S. Lavrov In..
for reviews of policy, At this time of preconditions for the meeting in the "Normandy format" no.
"Foundations have the opportunity to appear only in one case - if the decision of the last summit, which took place at the beginning of winter, will be made. As long as we progress or any of the directions is not observed, " - concluded the head of the Ministry.
in the " channel four ", which includes Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine. The group is engaged in settlement of Ukrainian conflict. In 2015-2016, present turned out to come to an agreement on the demarcation line and the withdrawal of weapons. Subsequently passed soveshanie in the capital of Belarus, where he signed the Minsk agreement.
The last summit was held in the early winter of 2019 in Paris. The parties adopted a communiquö? confirming the commitment to the previous agreements. For example, Kiev, DNR and LC undertook to raise a force for 3 new parts of the contact line, open up fresh checkpoints, an exchange of detained persons, to fix in the Ukrainian legislation, "the formula Steinmeier" and agree on all legal aspects of the special status of Donbass, to implementing it on a permanent basis.
At this point in time from the list turned out to perform only the exchange of detainees.
the Russian authorities have many times stressed that Ukraine has failed to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements, however their implementation is fundamental for approval by Moscow of the new summit.