Meeting “Norman Quartet” in Minsk in 2015, godovoe: Mykola Lazarenko / RIA Novosti
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with TV channel “Russia 1” about the negotiations between Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the meeting “channel four” in 2015. The words of Peskov, reports RIA Novosti.
During the interview of the official representative of the Kremlin was asked to comment on the memoir of the former President of France, Francois Hollande, was also present at the talks. Former French leader wrote that Putin threatened Poroshenko.
“Poroshenko relentlessly defended the sovereignty of his country, while Putin sought autonomy for the rebel provinces and wanted to delay the ceasefire for another three weeks. He was so hard that denied his direct connection with the leaders of the separatists, said if it could not decide for them, demanded, that to them consulted,” the former French President on.
Relations between Moscow and Kiev deteriorated after the beginning of the military conflict in the South-East of Ukraine in 2014. The Ukrainian leadership accused Russia of involvement in the fighting. Moscow points to the unfounded nature of the allegation and stressed that Russian troops in Ukraine was not. Also Kiev will not recognize the results of the referendum in the Crimea, after which the Peninsula seceded from Ukraine and joined Russia. Moscow insists that the accession process of the region conform to the norms of international law. A number of Western countries, including France, Germany and the United States support the position of Kiev.
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