Contents tagged with Normandy Format

  • 'Friends of Ukraine' group wants to include the US in the Normandy format

    The U.S. wants to be seen as a participant in the Normandy Group negotiations regarding the settlement of the situation in the Donbas region along with Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany. The members of the informal group ‘Friends of Ukraine,’ consisting of seven prominent European Union politicians, are appealing for this change, as reported by Politico.

    It is noted that the Declaration was published on behalf of the former NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary …

  • Klimkin: There wont be negotiations until Russia withdraws from eastern Ukraine

    During a meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Germany and France, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin, stated that Ukraine needs a guarantee that Russia will implement the Minsk Agreements in order to continue the work in the Normandy format. According to Klimkin, Ukraine wants to see clear and coherent steps from Russia in order for the conflict in the Donbas to be resolved.

    “We fully understand that we need a …

  • Lavrov: Russia would be open to holding 'Normandy Format' talks on sidelines of G20

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed that Ukraine offered to hold a regular summit of the “Normandy Four” on the sidelines of the G20 summit, which will be held in Hangzhou, China, in early September.

    According to Lavrov, the “Normandy Four” should be responsible for implementing decisions agreed on within the framework of the Normandy format.

    “If our German and French partners, as well as the Chinese hosts, agree with Kiev’s proposal to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 …