Russia sees no reason in holding Normandy format meeting without its thorough preparation
On August 19, negotiations with the French president are planned to discuss the Donbas issue
The Kremlin is not against holding a Normandy format meeting to resolve the situation in Donbas, but such a meeting requires careful preparation, which will guarantee a political result. This was announced by Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov, reports TASS.
“We basically support this idea, but we believe that if a summit is held, then it should be carefully prepared so that it is clear – going to this summit, we will achieve politically important results. We would not want a meeting without its thorough preparation,” Ushakov said.
And he added that at negotiations with French President Emmanuel Macron on August 19, a discussion on the issue of resolving the Donbas situation is planned, including through the Normandy format.
We recall that after August 6 it became known about the death of four military men in the East of Ukraine, and president Zelensky called on the leaders of the Normandy Four countries to meet as soon as possible.
Later, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his agreement to take part in the negotiations. After that, the German federal government discovered the readiness to meet. The United States also expressed commitment to the meeting.