Kremlin says no plans for Normandy Four meeting
The Kremlin says no high-level contacts within the Normandy format have yet been planned, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.
"No," Yuriy Ushakov, an aide to the Russian president, told journalists, answering a question on whether such meetings are scheduled anytime soon.
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