French President Francois Hollande confirmed the preparation of new meeting of leaders “Norman Quartet.” He stated this during a joint press conference with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko, reports “112 Ukraine”.
“We are preparing a new meeting of the “Normandy format” in order to further strengthen the developments and progress in implementation of further phases of the Minsk process,” — said the head of state.
According to Poroshenko, “recent developments and steps prove the effectiveness of a Norman format”. “I would like to say that if not for these efforts, of course, the situation would be much worse,” — said the President of Ukraine.
Previously, the preparation of the meeting,. France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine at the initiative of Hollande and cancer of Germany Angela Merkel wrote the German Stuttgarter Zeitung. “We strive to ensure the timely creation of a new edition of the Minsk summit,” — said the newspaper in German government circles.
The publication noted that the meeting could take place before the NATO summit in Warsaw, which is scheduled for 8-9 July, to reduce the voltage.
In the Kremlin, commenting on these data, said that do not see the prerequisites for the summit.
“In the sense that of course all countries “channel four” wished to organize such productive meetings is untrue”, — said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. According to him, the meeting could take place in the demonstration on Kiev’s readiness to fulfill the Minsk agreements. “Prospects for the performance of, the conduct is hardly possible”, — he stated.
The last leaders ‘ meeting in “Normandy format” held in Paris in October last year. After this, the heads of States conducted several joint talks on the phone.