The office of the Federal Chancellor of Germany (Bundeskanzleramt) in Berlin in the night of Thursday the meeting of leaders of the countries in the “Normandy format” (Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia). First came out to journalists the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reported that Russia agreed to the appearance in the Donbass armed police of the OSCE mission. However, he noted that no documents on the meeting was not signed, and dalsania coordination will continue with the foreign Ministers of four countries, which must meet within one month. Until the end of November should be developed a road map for the implementation of the Minsk agreements. It will be difficult, said later Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. Putin announced the continuation of work on the breeding of the parties in the new locations.
“We also agreed that we will not interfere with the activities of the OSCE. And to provide training to future local elections, when security conditions will allow us to conduct these elections, we now make an attempt to enter armed, we call it the police, the OSCE mission, which will provide security in
the electoral process and in the transition period”, – quotes Poroshenko “Interfax”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel,
the President of France Francois Hollande and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
held a meeting in the Federal Chancellery. The negotiations lasted for more than four hours and ended at about 0:15 GMT. on Thursday, reports “Interfax”. The meeting was held behind closed doors, but following talks scheduled press conference participants.
Immediately after the talks in the “Normandy format”, the Russian President, German Chancellor and French President started to discuss the situation in Syria. This meeting is held behind closed doors. Thus, the “liberated” Ukrainian leader Poroshenko was the first to provide information on the progress of negotiations.
Poroshenko also said that the parties agreed on the withdrawal of troops in four new areas near the line of contact in Donbas. He said that Ukraine insists on the exchange of prisoners by the formula “all for all”, including the detained Ukrainians in Russia, reports TASS.
Speaking later, German Chancellor Angela Merkel added that in Berlin, “Norman Quartet” was developed version of the roadmap with a large number of inconsistencies, and elaboration of the final version will be difficult, reports Reuters.
In addition, Merkel has indicated that Poroshenko is unfairly pointed out the police mission as the main result of the meeting. “When will be prepared the election law, when will be developed the workflow, then we can talk about the OSCE mission, which can be armed. But today it had no absolute urgency. First, we need a law on elections”, – quotes the Chancellor TASS.
Merkel also added that an agreement was reached on the access of OSCE observers to the border of Ukraine with Russia.
The Chancellor has offered to do the meetings in this format on a regular and said that France and Germany intend to continue to accompany “Minsk” process.
Photos from the Syrian meeting Merkel, Hollande and Putin published in the official account of the Elysee Palace on Twitter.
À Berlin à l’occasion d’un Sommet en Normandie format, @fhollande Angela Merkel et Vladimir Poutine font présent à un point sur la #Syrie pic.twitter.com/bJGJn2oLq1