Merkel stresses importance of negotiations on Ukraine with Putin

Source : 112 Ukraine

She stated this meeting did not cause wonders
12:42, 20 October 2016


German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted the importance of the Normandy format negotiations; however, she said that "they did not cause any miracles". DW reports this.

According to her, yesterday's summit showed the importance of the resumption of the direct channel of negotiations on the level of Heads of State and Government with the participation of Vladimir Putin.

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Although the "talks didn’t lead to any wonders", there has been made a progress on the roadmap.

Germany and France are ready to continue to contribute to the settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, stressed Merkel.

Ukraine was represented by President Poroshenko, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Presidential Adviser on international affairs Konstantyn Yeliseyev. President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Presidential Adviser Vladislav Surkov were on the part of Russia.

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After the talks Poroshenko said that no documents had been signed on the results of the negotiations. He added that Debaltsevo should be one of the areas of disarmament. At the same time Ukrainian President noted that the Russian Federation supported the OSCE police mission in Donbas, and Putin stated Russia supported the proposal to extend the OSCE mission in Donbas region.

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Source: DW

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