At the Munich security conference, foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov called the main condition of holding the meeting in the Normandy format. A new summit of the heads of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine is possible only after decisions made the previous December meeting in Paris.
Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the dilution of effort and resources have been agreed only in three settlements. While Kiev inhibits the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline, says the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. “As we progress in any one direction do not see” — quoted Lavrov, “Interfax”.
Progress, according to Sergei Lavrov, there is no interactions in the mine. There is no movement forward and to implement the “formula Steinmeier” and to consolidate the status of Donbass in the Ukrainian legislation.
Moscow stresses that the calls for colleagues to convene the next summit in April, it is only the wishes and ideas expressed. But no more, said Lavrov.
the summit rests on the reluctance of Kiev, while Poroshenko, and now the sixth President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, to perform the Minsk agreement and to establish direct dialogue with Donetsk and Lugansk.
in addition, for the meeting of the Normandy four have to formulate a new agenda.
“Before the convening of the summit, it is necessary not only to perform what previously agreed, but also understand what range of solutions we are entering a new summit, — said Sergey Lavrov. — It should proceed, when completed the process of implementation what has been achieved before.”
moreover, Sergei Lavrov added that NATO’s attempts to draw Ukraine into the Alliance is undermining the efforts of the Minsk agreements. So the Russian foreign Minister reacted to statements of the Secretary of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg at the meeting with Vladimirom Zelensky.
“NATO is irrelevant to the Ukrainian problems, — said Lavrov. — Alliance only can these problems worsen, constantly conjuring that NATO is waiting for Ukraine with open arms into their ranks. This only exacerbated the situation and undermined efforts to implement the Minsk agreements”.
the First three years of the summit of leaders “channel four” took place in Paris on 9 December 2019. The arrangement was intended to dilute the force along the line of contact in three points of Donbass by the end of March 2020, as well as the exchange of detainees under the scheme all at all. It was planned that the next summit would be held four months after meeting in Berlin.
However, as stated by Sergey Lavrov, is grounds for a new meeting he does not see.