“We’ve taken a step forward, but many more steps remain ahead of us,” Merkel said to the journalists in Berlin after meeting with Dutch PM Mark Rutte.
According to Chancellor, the aim of the Normandy Format meeting” is to stop five-year combat actions in the east of Ukraine. She did not specify the date of the summit.
Merkel’s spokesperson stated earlier that the summit will take place soon.
On October 1, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine reported on the agreement of Steinmeier formula text in response to the letter of OSCE Special Representative in Trilateral Contac Group Martin Sajdik.
Russia considers the possibility of participation in the Normandy Format summit after signing of Steinmeier formula by Ukrainian side.