Disrupted meeting of “Norman format” in Munich may be held on Saturday
At the last minute broke the Ministerial meeting “channel four” in Munich, where the meeting was to discuss the exchange of prisoners and the liberation of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia. Instead, the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and his Russian counterpart met privately on the sidelines of the security conference, says the story TSN.19:30.
Prior to arriving at the forum, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin officially opened in Munich a memorial plaque on the building where was once the Consulate of the UPR. The Minister admitted that the meeting will be held without the French Minister, who had in Munich sent a representative. However, after lunch, the Quartet were left without a German representativeas from Munich and I immediately flew to the acting Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel. This is due to the release in Turkey the German-Turkish journalist Denis UCLA.
The hangout of the “Norman Quartet” in Munich fell through at the last minute
The exchange of prisoners and the liberation of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia have to be discussed by the Ministers. However, the appointment fell through at the last moment. Instead, the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and his Russian counterpart met face-to-face. The forum also has arrived the President of Ukraine, who made a small speech to the participants of the first day of the security forum.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine hopes that the meeting in Normandy format at the sidelines of the forum will be held, perhaps on Saturday. “This is a purely logistical question, did not suspect some kind of creative rebellion, just the German delegation did not have time, but will definitely have time and we’ll catch up”, – said Klimkin.
Russia will try to turn the Donbass into a Trojan horse in the Ukraine – Klimkin
His meeting with Sergey Lavrov in the bilateral procedure has been planned and out the “Normandy format”. The talks lasted 40 minutes, the Ukrainian Minister raised two major issues – humanitarian, that is, the exchange of hostages and the release of political prisoners and prospects for peace operations in the Donbass. Ukraine insists on control over the occupied territories in Donbass should go to the international community, Russia does not agree expect. “So far, we have not agreed to anything, the Russian point of view is unshakable. We will continue to work. In the Humanities, I hope to be able to give a push,” admitted leader of the Russian diplomatic Department.
The TSN correspondent Natalia Fiebrig
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