Normandy four meeting starts in Berlin

Source : 112 Ukraine

Angela Merkel firstly met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
20:12, 19 October 2016

112 Agency

The four leaders began talks in the Normandy format in Berlin. Interfax-Ukraine reports this.

The talks began at about 19:30 pm Kyiv time.

Firstly Angela Merkel met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. After him came French President Francois Hollande. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Berlin the last.

Recall that an agreement on the meeting was reached after long discussions. The presidential press service said that Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande agreed to hold talks in Normandy format to urge Russia perform security part of the Minsk agreement.

Related: Putin arrives on Normandy four meeting in Berlin

A spokesman for German Chancellor, Steffen Seibert, announcing the meeting, said that Merkel invited Poroshenko, Hollande, and Putin to "compare the implementation of the Minsk agreements with their last meeting and discuss further steps".

Related: Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande start preliminary meeting in Berlin

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