21 October 2017
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Normandy Four talks kick off in Berlin (Photo, video)

Leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia have started negotiations at the residence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

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The participants of the meeting are President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the meeting’s host German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Besides the Ukrainian president, the Ukrainian side to the negotiations is also represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and Deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev.

The heads of the four are sitting at a large round table along with their foreign ministers. Camera crews were not allowed at the very start of the meeting. The press was invited only after the officials had been seated at the table.

Poroshenko first to arrive at Merkel’s residence for Normandy Four talksThe four leaders were quiet before cameras, exchanging smiles and signs of courtesy.

As UNIAN reported earlier, before the Normandy Four meeting in Berlin, trilateral talks between leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France were held at Angela Merkel’s residence.

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