The newly appointed Ambassador of France to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont assured that "Crimean issue" remains on the agenda of the French policy, as reported by the press office of Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Ambassador of France to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont held a meeting with Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Halibardenko. They discussed the situation in the east of Ukraine, and also stressed the need to implement the Minsk agreement. Isabelle Dumont confirmed the willingness of her country to continue to play a key role in the "Norman format" talks on Ukraine. She also advocated the continuation of the sanctions policy of the EU towards Russia.
Earlier, Ambassador of Poland to Ukraine Henryk Litwin suggested that "Norman" and "Minsk" formats do not solve the problem of the Russian occupation of Crimea, so a new way to conduct such negotiations is needed. The leaders of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people have repeatedly stated the the question of Crimea should be risen at all international meetings on the situation in Ukraine.