Ukraine looks forward to activate Normandy format

Source : 112 Ukraine

It will give impetus to the work of the Minsk Groups, said Iryna Herashchenko
12:20, 3 March 2017

The Verkhovna Rada

Ukraine is waiting for the activisation of Normandy format. This was stated by the first deputy chairman of  Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko during her meeting with federal minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

"Today, there are very serious concerns about the failure of the Minsk agreements on the part of the Russian Federation, we will talk about it more. And I think, in this context, I want to emphasize that the "Minsk" format is not independent, it is a derivative form of the "Normandy" format, where Germany plays a key role, which we will once again are very grateful for. We look forward to activate the Normandy format, and I am convinced it will give impetus to the work of the Minsk Group ... " said Herashchenko.

Earlier first deputy chairman of  Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine stated Ukrainian side is ready to make concessions in humanitarian block of the Minsk Agreements, especially regarding the liberation of the hostages held in Luhansk and Donetsk and their exchange on militants.

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