Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine has called the possible date of the summit on Donbass

Вице-премьер Украины назвал возможную дату саммита по Донбассу

The meeting of leaders “channel format” (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France) at the Donbass can be held in August in the case of implementation of agreements reached earlier in Paris, said Monday the Deputy Prime Minister for reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov.

Last Friday in Berlin took place negotiations of the advisers to the leaders of the four countries in which participated: on the Russian side, Dmitry Kozak, the German – Ian Hecker, from the French – Emmanuel Bon, with Ukrainian Andriy Yermak. According to the Ukrainian side, the meeting lasted 11 hours. Kozak declared that at negotiations on Friday in Berlin, the parties worked out a specific mechanism for the implementation of the truce in the Donbass, but to talk about the summit “channel four” is “very, very early.”

“The next meeting of the leaders of the four countries of the “Normandy format” in Berlin, by and large, to be held after it will be clear that performed “Paris” (the Paris agreement in December 2019 – ed)… I’m sure that during the month of August, such a meeting is possible provided that we are really moving forward,” – said Reznikov on Monday on air of TV program “Freedom of speech” on ICTV channel.

However, he said that he did not idealize their opponents in the negotiation process and understand when they are tightened, and then when really want to achieve something.

In the first three years the summit of this format held in Paris on 9 December 2019, the parties adopted a joint communique and agreed to meet in four months in Berlin to continue work on resolving the situation in Donbas. The document emphasized that the Minsk agreements remain the basis for work in the “channel format”, provided by the breeding forces by the end of March 2020 in three new points in the Donbass. The leaders also called on to provide up to the end of 2019 the ceasefire in the Donbass. However, the meeting of leaders in Berlin did not take place, in particular, because of the situation with the pandemic coronavirus in the world and the failure of the Ukrainian party to the previous agreements.


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