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Normandy Four meeting at Foreign Ministries’ level planned for second half of September

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that the deployment of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas will be discussed during the meeting
16:48, 30 August 2018

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The meeting of the Normandy Format at the level of the political heads of the Foreign Ministries is planned for the second half of September. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin claimed this as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“I with him (Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian) will talk to Heiko (German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass) in the near future as we plan the meeting of the political heads on the peacekeepers, probably, in the second half of September,” Klimkin noted.

Related: Russia's discussion of peacekeepers for Donbas is indirect recognition of participation in war, - Bolton

The minister commented the statement of the French Foreign Minister that the deployment of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas will be premature without the presence of the political will at the places and claimed that first of all, Russia hinders the deployment of the peacekeeping mission.

“He said, that now we, unfortunately, cannot deploy the normal mission as Russian hinders it consistently. He did not said that it is prematurely or it does not work,” Klimkin added.

Earlier ministry said that despite significant disagreements with the Russian side, Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia came to the conclusion that the basic principles of the peacekeeping operation in the conflict area will be defined further.

Related: German, Ukrainian Foreign Ministers discuss peacekeepers in Donbas

Also, the meeting of the Foreign Minister of the Normandy Four countries took place in Berlin on June 11.

According to Volodymyr Yelchenko, the permanent envoy of Ukraine in the UN, it is unlikely that UN member countries will be able to start working on the mandate of UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas until the middle of summer of 2018. 

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