Klimkin names key factors for Normandy Four foreign ministers meeting

13:09, 07 April 2018
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said the meeting of the Normandy Four at the level of foreign ministers of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia depends on the inclusion in the agenda of issues on establishing security in Donbas, the release of hostages and the deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

Speaking about upcoming meetings within the Normandy format, the Ukrainian diplomat said he would talk about this with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in the coming days.

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"At first, we will have a meeting of three ministers [Ukraine, Germany, France] or we will talk over the phone. We will look then what we have to hold a meeting with Russia," Klimkin told Ukrainian Inter TV channel.

He added the attention should focus on security issues, the release of political prisoners and hostages, as well as on a peacekeeping mission.

"If we include these three issues in the agenda of the Normandy meeting, we will have it at the level of four foreign ministers. We hope we will reach such a meeting in the near future," Klimkin said.

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