Putin does not see any sense in holding a summit of the “Quartet of Normandy”
In addition, the Kremlin said disagreements with Merkel over Russia’s involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine.Peskov criticizes Merkel’s desire to convene summit of “Quartet of Normandy” / photo REUTERS
The Kremlin claims that so far there is essentially nothing to fill the next meeting of the heads of the ” Norman format “.
As UNIAN’s own correspondent in Russia reports, this was announced on Monday, August 23, by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
“As for the summit of the ‘Quartet of Normandy’. Everyone wants to hold it so that it becomes a significant step towards” intra-Ukrainian “regulation. But in order to hold the summit, we need some substantive content of this summit. It is still missing,” he said. Peskov, answering questions from UNIAN, under what conditions is possible Russia’s participation in the summit of the “Norman format”, which was previously proposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
According to the press secretary of the Russian president, “now the only thing we can talk about is to state the lack of progress, and in some respects the degradation of the situation.”
In addition, the Kremlin said it “disagreed” with the chancellor on Russia’s participation in the war in eastern Ukraine.
“Here we disagree (with Merkel – UNIAN). Moreover, this is not just an opinion, here it is probably appropriate to recall the cornerstone of the whole process of resolving the crisis in Ukraine – the Minsk agreements. The Minsk agreements on Russia are not mentioned at all. , in fact, the parties to the conflict follow from them, “Peskov said.
“Russia has nothing to do with the parties to the conflict. You should not just be unfounded, you should always refer to the Minsk agreements. It clearly defines who are the parties to the conflict. We do not agree,” Peskov said, answering questions from UNIAN. as the Kremlin would comment on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s statement that Russia is a party to the conflict in Donbas.