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Monday, October 24, 2016

France and Germany have confirmed the participation of Putin in the negotiations, “Norman Quartet”

After a long coordination meeting in the Normandy format – the representatives of four countries: Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed to hold negotiations. Meeting. As suggested, will take place in Berlin. It is not known in what format, previously Mekel offered to have dinner together.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Meeting “Norman Quartet” on the situation in Ukraine for a long time did not agree. Earlier, Putin canceled his visit to Paris, where they were to meet on Ukraine.

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Then German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited all parties to dine in Berlin.

Read the story: Merkel has proposed to Putin instead of talks with Hollande for dinner in Berlin

This proposal eventually was adopted. The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko agreed on October 19.

This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian President. According to Kiev, the sides agreed to hold a meeting to “encourage Russia to implement a policy regarding the security of the Minsk agreements”.

The representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert said that the meeting will be attended by all the representatives of the “Norman Quartet”, including the Russian head Vladimir Putin. According to Seibert, the meeting is expected to spend “a year after the last meeting”, which took place on 2 October 2015 in Paris, to “assess the implementation of the Minsk agreements.”

The Elysee Palace also confirmed the date and place of the meeting. According to Paris, the parties will discuss “the next steps to resolve the crisis in the East of Ukraine”.

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