Moscow confirms Normandy Four foreign ministers to meet in Berlin, June 11
The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the top diplomats of the so-called Normandy Four – Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia – will sit down for talks in Berlin, Germany, on June 11, 2018.
"Yes, the meeting is scheduled for June 11," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said, as reported by an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.
At the same time, answering the question whether the issue of peacekeeping mission deployment in Donbas will be considered, he noted that "all topics" would be discussed.
"All issues on the agenda related to the Ukraine crisis settlement will be discussed. There are no banned issues. This is why the Normandy Four format has been created," the Russian official said.
As UNIAN reported, following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on May 10 announced they were coordinating steps to hold a meeting in the Normandy Four format in early June. Paris, France, was named as a most probable venue.
Later, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced his readiness to hold a meeting of the Normandy Four foreign ministers in Berlin on June 11, 2018.
According to him, one of the main topics at the meeting should be the deployment the UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine.