Soon there will be a meeting of political Directors of the countries of the “Normandy format”. This was stated by the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin during a conversation with journalists on the sidelines of the 15th annual meeting of the Yalta European strategy, transfers “112 Ukraine”.
He said that the main theme of the meeting will be the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas.
“In the near future there will be a meeting of political Directors. They will mainly discuss issues on possible peacekeeping mission. Based on the results of this meeting will be determined, speak with the Hike Maas, Jean Yves, and then we will understand whether we have the content in order to go forward and speak at the Ministerial level, and really to invite the heads of state meet,” – said the Minister.
At the moment, Klimkin sure sufficient reasons for this.
Peacekeeping mission have already been discussed during the meeting of political Directors of ministries of foreign Affairs in Berlin on July 26. The foreign Ministry said representatives of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia agreed to continue working on defining the basic principles of the peacekeeping operation in the conflict zone.
We will remind, during a speech at the Munich conference the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Russia has a chance to demonstrate a willingness to compromise and to agree to peacekeepers throughout the occupied Donbass. Earlier, the US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the draft resolution Russia, which provides for the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass only along the line of collision, is unacceptable to the United States of America and United Nations since it will not guarantee safety, and will only deepen the conflict.
Earlier, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Turkey and Finland had declared its readiness to send peacekeepers to the Donbass.