France offers to hold Normandy meeting on November 11; Russia sees no point in it

Source : 112 Ukraine

The meeting at the level of foreign ministers was supposed to take place
18:03, 8 November 2021

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
RIA Novosti

France and Germany proposed to hold a Normandy meeting at the level of foreign ministers on November 11. However, Russia believes that this makes no sense as RIA-News reported citing Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

According to the Russian minister, on October 29, the Russian Federation sent to Ukraine, Germany, and France its view of what the draft final document of the Normandy meeting might look like, but has not yet received a response.

Related: No signals from Russia about readiness to hold Normandy Format, - Ukraine

At the same time, at the end of October, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian offered a specific date for the meeting - November 11.

“I told him that we would like to receive a reaction from our colleagues to the proposals. Nevertheless, the other day we again received a joint message from the Foreign Ministers of Germany and France, where November 11 is designated as an almost uncontested date. We sent additional arguments in order not to plan events for show, and listed the steps of Kyiv to accelerate the Minsk agreements,” Lavrov emphasized.

Related: Continuation of the Normandy format work is questionable, - president's press secretary

As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky negotiated with French leader Emmanual Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The sides focused on preparations for the summit of the Normandy Four member countries.

Earlier, Minister for Reintegration of the Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov stated that France and Germany have confirmed the readiness of their leaders – President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel – to hold the Normandy Format Summit on Donbas Conflict in Berlin.


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