Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky could meet in October.
The Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas is to meet in Minsk on September 18, during which decisions are expected to be made that will provide an opportunity for a meeting of the presidents of Ukraine and Russia, as reported by the Russian daily Kommersant.
Also, during the TCG meeting, dates for the withdrawal of forces in Donbas are expected to be agreed along with the finalization and formalization of the so-called "Steinmeier formula."
"If this is done, the likelihood that the first meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will take place at the summit in the Normandy format in October will be near 100%," the report says.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko recently announced that Zelensky was ready to take part in a meeting of the Normandy Four leaders in September.