MOSCOW, December 21. The Kremlin believes right up to the end of the year to “reshuffle” of the leaders of the countries “Norman Quartet” (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine), however, agreed arrangements on this account yet.
“Still in Paris (in September) it was about what would be good one way or another in one format or another to be able to speak until the end of the year to compare notes on how to implement pending at the time the provisions of the Minsk agreements”, – told reporters the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
The contact group agreed on 12 areas of Donbas demining
However, he noted that “while some plans agreed on this point”, including if possible a telephone conversation leaders.
“We are in contact, but while some agreed formats for communicating not” – said the press Secretary of the head of the Russian state.
Normandy format talks on Ukraine (the”Normandy four”) exists since June 2014. Then during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the allied landing in Normandy, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France for the first time discussed settlement of the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. Since then, there had been two meetings at the highest level, five meetings of foreign Ministers and many telephone conversations. During the recent negotiations leaders “Norman Quartet” on February 11-12 in Minsk agreed on a set of measures for implementation of the Minsk agreements. It provides for a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the conflict zone, as well as a number of economic and political nature, including the adoption of a new Constitution of Ukraine till the end of 2015.
The West should influence Kiev
Sands also noted that the implementation of the Minsk agreements not moved forward due to the fault of Kiev and Moscow believes that the West has used every opportunity to convince the Ukrainian authorities to implement the provisions of the “Minsk-2”.
“Now, we can with great regret to state once again the lack of any progress (in implementation of the Minsk agreements), to state that in this case the situation with implementation of Minsk agreements can be moved from a dead point where it is now, exclusively on Kiev”, – told reporters the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
He is convinced that “there is no room for any interpretations, all in black and white on paper, Kiev does not fulfill the Minsk agreements”.
“This theme came up several times on the agenda of contacts between Russian representatives, including the President of the international colleagues were and US representatives, and representatives of the European States. It was emphasized, we have urged our partners to use all possible instruments of influence on Kiev, to induce him still to adhere to the ideas fulfil its obligations”.
“While we regret that we do not see”, – said the press Secretary of the head of the Russian state.
In the opinion of the representative of the Kremlin, the situation “can be moved from the dead point only Kiev”.
“There is no room for interpretation, there (in the agreements) is clearly written what to do, and should do it in Kiev,” said Sands.