Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko announced telephone conversations in the Normandy format, which allegedly will be held today, August 22, at about 10 p.m. Moscow time. The President of Square said that he intends to raise the issues of strengthening military mission of the OSCE and the UN peacekeepers enter.
August 23 in Kiev must return overseas curator of Ukraine Kurt Volker, who held talks with the assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov on the settlement of the conflict in the East of the Square. Given this fact, perhaps it is the results of the Minsk meeting of representatives from the United States and Russia, prompted Poroshenko to this statement. The Ukrainian President also noted that on the front line planned another ceasefire, which should come on August 25 or September 1 so that children can go to school.
Earlier telephone talks between the countries was announced by the head of the Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. He noted that the main topics of conversation will be the discussion of security issues and the release of the hostages. In addition, the Minister noted that the question of a personal meeting between the two leaders also worked out, but it will take place only after a clear strategy for the settlement of the military conflict.
“I think we see a completely traditional for the Ukrainian leadership confusion when different politicians make versatile statements. The phrase about strengthening the military mission of OSCE is a mistake, as the representatives of the monitoring group are not armed. Poroshenko has repeatedly indicated a desire to include in the conflict in the East of constituents, in this case UN peacekeepers. However, it is the position of the President of Ukraine, other countries did not declare similar intentions. Poroshenko would like to discuss this issue, but this does not mean that it will be raised during today’s talks. Much more important meeting, Kurt Volker, and Vladislav Surkov, which was held yesterday in Minsk. According to her results, they said that there were some new approaches to the resolution of the conflict. But there just is not part of the armed input, the OSCE mission and UN peacekeepers. I’m sure that the results of their meeting and will discuss it today during telephone conversations” — said the analyst.