Kiev offers to connect to the negotiations for a peaceful resolution of the conflict situation in the East of Ukraine, the EU and the US, said on Ukrainian TV channel "one plus One" said the head of the Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.
" Norman format is very effective. Now We are talking about expansion of this format, maybe in the Geneva context, connecting the EU and the US, " said the Minister, reports TASS. First, the Ukrainian leadership has stated about fifteen January will be held in Astana dialogues in " channel format ". Today, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he sees no alternative to the Minsk agreement in the settlement of the situation in the Donbas." We will not give to undermine Minsk consensus, all must rely on them, " he said. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the last working day of the week said that the contact group in Ukraine will meet in the near future. Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Andrey Kelin said that the special representative of the head of the organization for the settlement of the situation in Ukraine Heidi Tagliavini sent out invitations to the meeting to all the signatories of the Minsk agreements. Last Friday it was announced that Moscow insists on holding the meeting of the contact group on the settlement of the fall in Ukraine depends on the Ministerial meeting in the "channel" format.