Sergey Labrutto: Vitaliy Belousov / RIA Novosti
Kiev may convene a new summit in the Normandy format in order to revise previous accords. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in Ashgabat, reports the correspondent of”.ru”.
The foreign Minister indicated that Moscow has the same feeling. “It will be a blow to the reputation of the “Norman Quartet”, and we will do everything to prevent it”, — the diplomat said.
Lavrov added that Russia rejects information on the delay of preparation for the meeting. According to him, is an attempt to accuse Moscow of a “very futile”. The delay in the breeding of forces in Donbass intensifies the theme of the summit, the Minister said.
Earlier the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that the topics for discussion at the upcoming meeting in the “Normandy format” will the prospect of putting peacekeepers in the Donbass and the status of Crimea.
Prior to this, the representatives of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine reached a provisional agreement on the draft outcome document of the summit. It will be attended by the leaders of these four countries: Zelensky, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French leader Emmanuel macron. The exact timing of the meeting has not yet been agreed.
The “channel format” — the diplomatic group comprising representatives of Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine on settling the situation in Donbas. In February 2015, the four leaders agreed in Minsk instrument including the introduction of a ceasefire regime and a legislative recognition of the special status of the region.
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