Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas and Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov discussed the entrenchment of the so-called Steinmeier formula during the phone talk as the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
“The ministers continued the discussion of the ways of implementation of the decision of the summit in Paris and Berlin in 2015-2016 in Normandy Format on the entrenchment of Steinmeier formula as well as the disengagement of forces and hardware in Petrovske and Zolote,” the message said.
Besides, the ministers discussed the situation with the refusal of the Ukrainian side to agree on the fulfillment of the conditions of Steinmeier formula at the session of the contact group in Minsk on September 18. The Foreign Ministers agreed to stay in close contact for the provision of the fulfillment of Minsk Agreements.
The initiator of the phone call was Heiko Maas.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Representative at Minsk Talks Leonid Kuchma emphasized that the Ukrainian side has no principal objections against formula on the local elections.
Earlier Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko stated that he agreed on the application of Steinmeier formula for Donbas conflict settlement.