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Normandy format meeting of Foreign Ministers might take place in September, - Ukraine's MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister expressed hope that such a meeting will be held with the participation of the Russian side
19:49, 24 August 2020

The Telegraph

The Normandy format meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs may take place in September this year. This was announced by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Twitter.

"I am grateful to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and French colleague Jean-Yves Le Drian, who supported my proposal to soon hold a Normandy format meeting of foreign ministers. We must use the positive momentum to move towards the Berlin summit," Kuleba wrote.

He also expressed the hope that such a meeting will take place with the participation of the Russian side in September.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky assures that an agreement on a meeting at the level of advisers to the heads of state has already been reached. The summit is scheduled for 28 August.

According to the president, Ukraine has assembled a powerful negotiating team.

Related: Foreign Ministry on Kozak's letter: It's too early to talk about destruction of Normandy format

Preparations for the meeting of assistants to the leaders of the Normandy Four countries are underway. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov stated this, as Gazeta.ru reported.

Peskov said that "the agenda of the meeting is quite predictable and will be devoted to the implementation of the previously reached agreements."

At the same time, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation added that he did not know about the final date of the meeting, but was informed that such preparations for the meeting were carried out and contacts were made.

As we reported before, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sees no reason to talk about the destruction of the "Normandy format" because of a letter from Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of the presidential administration of Russian Federation, in which he proposed to abandon the negotiations on Donbas at the level of advisers.

Related: Next meeting in Normandy format to be held on August 28, - Zelensky

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