“Norman Quartet” was first discussed peacekeepers and the release of political prisoners.

“Norman Quartet” was first discussed peacekeepers and the release of political prisoners.

© Zakordonnykh Ministerstvo sprav Ukrayiny, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine


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The Minister called a “useful mission” talks in Berlin,

During the meeting of foreign Ministers of the countries “Norman Quartet” on June 11 in Berlin, the parties first raised the issue of releasing Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russian prisons. In addition, negotiators discussed UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas.

This was stated by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, speaking at a briefing after the meeting “channel four”, UNIAN reports.

Videoville over the last 16 months will be held in Berlin meeting in the “Normandy format”

For the first time in 16 months in Berlin going to the heads of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of four countries – Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia. In Germany expect difficult negotiations – in an interview with the newspaper “Bild” said the local Minister for foreign Affairs – Haiko Maas. Should raise in particular the question of accommodation in the Donbass UN peacekeeping mission. Himself a diplomat – the mission supports.

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“It was a discussion (on issues), which was never discussed in the “channel format”. We never talked about political prisoners in General and not only about the hostages, we never subject, at least, did not discuss a peacekeeping mission on a clear definition what is the difference in our positions,” – said the Minister.

Klimkin called “useful mission” talks in Berlin, but to achieve a specific result, he said, need further discussion.

“As for the agreement, we have agreed that we will continue to work, will work in a variety of formats, including a meeting at the political Directors’ level, and then we’ll see whether we need another Ministerial meeting,” – said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

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‘Constructive dialogue’: German foreign Minister spoke about the results of the negotiations “channel four”

We will remind, on June 1, the German foreign Minister Haiko Maas at a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin in Mariupol announced the holding of the June 11 meeting of the foreign Ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine. Negotiations in the “Normandy format” on 11 June were the first since a 16-month break. The last meeting in the “Norman” format at Ministerial level took place in February 2017. In may , the heads of state and government of the “Norman Quartet” met in the German Aachen, the three of us. Then, during the meeting of the presidents of Ukraine and France Petro Poroshenko and Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was not representative of Russia.

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