If the meeting does not take place on these dates, then, according to the source, the leaders will not be able to gather by the end of the year, and then one can hardly hope that the Quartet meeting will ever take place.
If the meeting happens, then it will discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements, the "Steinmeier formula", "the special status of Donbas", the Ukrainian control over the border with the Russian Federation, and local elections in the occupied Donbas.
Kremlin believes that it is early to talk about the holding of Normandy Format meeting until the end of 2019 as TASS reported, citing Spokesperson of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
“We are closely following the situation. Any report that the disengagement of forces is disrupted raises deep concern. We hope that despite the difficulties, the process will be finished, finalized,” he said.
Answering the question of how the disruption of the disengagement of forces will influence the holding of Normandy Format summit, Peskov underlined that Russia would like to hold the meeting as soon as possible but it is too early to talk about the terms.
“The position of Russia on Normandy Format is unchanged and consistent. Russia and President Vladimir Putin stand for the continuation of work in Normandy Format. We want to hold the summit as soon as possible but at the same time we think that this summit should be prepared well for provision of the proper effectiveness,” he said.