The upcoming summit of the Normandy Four leaders, devoted to the deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas, may be held without Russia, one of the Russian internet outlets reported.
The trilateral meeting of Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, the leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France, could take place in Aachen, western Germany; simultaneously, this city will also host the Charlemagne prize awards ceremony.
Earlier, leaders of the Normandy Four negotiation group claimed they will consider possible ways to speed up the implementation of Minsk agreement provisions. This is mentioned in the common statement, spread by the Presidential Administration of Ukraine.
'Leaders of the 'Normandy Four' member countries confirm their commitment to the implementation of Minsk agreements in all dimensions (security, political, humanitarian and social ones); they will consider possible ways to speed up the implementation of Minsk agreement in the coming months,' reads the message.
The heads of Normandy Four countries welcomed the announcement of the ceasefire in Donbas, which is supposed to begin on March 30. The officials insisted on non-violation of the ceasefire regime, as well as effective monitoring by the OSCE mission.