the Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has shared memories of the summit of leaders “channel four”, held in February 2015 in Minsk. The meeting was attended by the heads of Russia, France and Germany. They were received by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

Poroshenko called Putin “cold, cruel, and deeply hostile” to Kiev. Former Ukrainian President noted that subsequently the then current French leader Francois Hollande will write that Russian chap and his colleague from the Ukraine many times improved on each other’s voice. “It was one of the worst nights of my life,” said Petro Poroshenko in the column for “Ukrainian truth”.

the Ex-President noted that the negotiations had not taken any ultimatums. According to Poroshenko, thanks to the support of the German and French partners managed to achieve a decision on the cease-fire. The former Ukrainian leader said that Vladimir Putin is allegedly “bought time for the Ukrainian soldiers were surrounded and destroyed or, at best, disarmed and taken prisoner”. Poroshenko said that the Quartet worked to clear the format of “three and one”, in which Russian was the head of the “weakest link”.

Five years ago, in the night from 11 to 12 February in Minsk took place a full meeting of “Norman Quartet.” The negotiations lasted more than eighteen hours. The leaders discussed the cease-fire by the Ukrainian forces and the creation of a demilitarized zone in the Donbass. Vladimir Putin insisted on holding direct negotiations between the heads of the self-proclaimed republics and Kiev.