Maas Lavrov discussed the preparation of the videoconference Norman Quartet

On Smolensk square noted that the conversation was initiated by the German side. As follows from the common message of the Russian foreign Ministry, Lavrov drew attention of his colleagues from Germany on “specific examples of non-constructive action” of Kiev, which hinder the full implementation of the Minsk package of measures. In addition, during the conversation, the Ministers stressed the importance of the motives of the parties to the full implementation of the agreements that were reached during the meeting “Norman Quartet” and should be implemented through the mechanisms of the Contact group.

In the end, the foreign Ministers agreed to consider the development of the situation in Ukraine in preparation for the conference of foreign Ministers “channel four”, which will be held in video format. The date of the negotiations will be agreed upon in advance.

in Addition, Lavrov and Maas discussed the situation with coronavirus in the world, as well as in Russia and Germany. The Ministers agreed that the international community must join efforts in the fight against the pandemic and its spread and also noted that the politicization of the topic COVID-19 unacceptable.

in addition, speaking to reporters, Lavrov had invited Heiko Maas at a meeting in Russia, noting that Russian side is ready to provide full security for the life and health of the German Minister and his delegation.