Russian Foreign Minister announces condition for new Normandy Format meeting

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia sees no progress in the fulfillment of the decisions of the Normandy Summit in Paris
19:50, 17 February 2020

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Open source

New Normandy Format Summit may take place after the fulfillment of the decisions of December meeting, there is no sufficient progress yet as RBK reported citing Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

He noted that “the statement of Kyiv on the holding of the Normandy Summit in April is not more than the wish of Kyiv”.

“Russia does not observe yet the progress in the fulfillment of the decisions of the Normandy Summit in Paris,” Lavrov stated.

Related: New prisoners' exchange might happen before Normandy format meeting, - Ukraine's MFA

Besides, Putin’s Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated that the possibility of holding of the next summit in the Normandy Format is discussed but the date is not determined.

Earlier, Russia stated that the decision to hold a new Normandy format summit would be made on the basis of progress in implementing the current agreements. 

Last time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on December 9 in Paris at the Normandy Summit.

Related: If there is no progress in implementation of provisions of Normandy meeting communique, there will be no next meeting in April, - Medvedchuk

French President Emmanuel Macron said the aides to Presidents and Foreign Ministers of the Normandy Four would prepare a new summit in four months.


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