Berlin is in favor of maintaining the role of Germany and France as mediators during negotiations on the Donbas conflict settlement. This was stated by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas during a meeting of foreign ministers of the Big Seven (G7), reports DW.
The Minister noted that both Berlin and Paris are hoping for the continuation of the "Normandy format" of negotiations to resolve the conflict in Donbas.
According to Maas, the "Normandy format" negotiations to resolve the situation in eastern Ukraine should continue after the presidential election.
Earlier we reported that Petro Poroshenko is going to initiate the Normandy format summit after the presidential elections. He said this in an interview to Ukrayina TV channel.
“Immediately after the presidential election, as I said, I will initiate the holding of the summit in the Normandy format with the coordination of our foreign American partners. I firmly believe that we must start by agreeing on a draft decision on the introduction of UN ‘blue helmets’ and peacekeepers. Nothing is more important for us in order to end the war as soon as possible and begin a peaceful restoration of sovereignty,” Poroshenko said.