Category Archives: Normandy Format

Dismantling Putin’s regime, not flirting with it, can end war in eastern Ukraine – appeal of Donbas NGO

Article by: Kostiantyn Reutski – director of VOSTOK SOS (Kyiv / Sievierodonetsk) Editor’s Note On the eve of the Normandy Summit in Paris on 9 December, where the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany will discuss the conflict in Donbas, Euromaidan Press is sharing a public appeal of the NGO Vostok SOS, which since 2014 has been aiding victims

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Vitaly Portnikov: Russia “bombarding” the doubters before Normandy Four Summit

Article by: Vitaly Portnikov The Kremlin is preparing for the Norman Four Summit as best it can. Shelling on the demarcation line has not stopped. The “DNR parliament” has just “voted a law” recognizing the borders of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast as its own borders, thus enveloping the entire region. Speaker of the Russian State Duma Viacheslav Volodin has warned that

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Normandy Four leaders to sign non-binding document – Ukraine's Deputy PM Kuleba

The leaders of the Normandy Four states – Ukraine, France, Germany, and Russia – are scheduled to meet in Paris, France, on December 9. Normandy Four leaders are to sign a non-binding document, which will not contain any legal obligations on part of Ukraine. “The first thing we must remember is that the communique is a political document. Undertaking any

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Lavrov says West should abandon “imperial policy,” lift sanctions against Russia

15:20, 27 November 2019 Russian official claims “Donetsk and Luhansk [Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions] are in conflict with Kyiv” in eastern Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he is sure that Western countries should abandon the “imperial policy” and lift the sanctions against Russia. The minister said this when addressing students and faculty of the

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Endgame on European chessboard: Why Normandy Four summit is unlikely to ever be held

After serious street protests that arose amid the rejection by the Ukrainian society of the so-called “Steinmeier formula” of Donbas settlement, the likelihood of the Normandy Four summit being held anytime soon has boiled down to a minimum. Although Ukraine did hope it would take place in November, Russia has already made clear the condition they set for the four

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Kremlin states about lack of progress in Normandy Summit preparation

22:10, 21 October 2019 Assistant of the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov stated that the Russian side was ready to hold the Summit but in case of its careful preparation Little progress has been achieved during the preparation to the Summit in the Normandy Format, though all the participants of the event still want to hold the meeting, according

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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.

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