Kremlin has confirmed that the Normandy summit is scheduled for December 9 in Paris. It was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports.
"The telephone conversation will be largely related to the preparation for the "Normandy format", which is now scheduled for December 9. This is indeed true, preparations are being made and have already entered the final stage," Peskov said.
After being asked about Kremlin's expectations of a forthcoming meeting of the "Normandy Quartet" leaders, Putin’s spokesman said that he would like to withhold prognoses.
"I will not share any expectations. It is a very serious meeting, long-awaited. A rather long period had preceded this meeting before it was scheduled. It was a very long break - as we regretfully note - in the work of the "Normandy format,” he said.
In this regard, Peskov urged: "Let's not overestimate expectations so that we will not be disappointed, and at the same time do not underestimate, hoping that the preparation will have its results".
“As for today, the alternatives to Minsk Agreements are not prepared. But of the leaders will come and say – we are ready for it – this point is possibly outdated and this one is not viable, let’s reformulate it; the leaders do it sometimes,” Prystaiko said.