Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has confirmed the participation of Deputy Head of Russia's presidential administration Dmitry Kozak in the meeting of advisors to the Normandy Four (Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France) leaders scheduled for September 11.
"My colleague Kozak will be in Berlin on Friday. He will participate in the meeting of advisors. The agenda is the one that is fixed and endorsed in advance by all sides involved," he told journalists on Wednesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.
Read alsoRussia trying to shift Donbas settlement talks away from Normandy Four to TCG – Ukraine delegatePeskov stressed Kozak had insisted on that before the meeting so as "not to 'water down' the previously reached agreements and the substance of discussion during the meeting."
Normandy Four: latest developments
- On August 22, Zelensky said that a meeting of advisors to the Normandy Four leaders would be held on August 28, followed by a foreign ministers' meeting and a summit of the Normandy Four leaders.
- The countries were to be represented by Deputy Head of Russia's presidential administration Dmitry Kozak, Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Andriy Yermak, aide to the German Chancellor for foreign policy Jan Haecker, and French president's advisor Emmanuel Bonne.
- On August 25, it was reported the meeting had been postponed.
- On September 4, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the meeting of the Normandy Four foreign ministers would be held in September, after the advisors to the countries' leaders meet.
- On September 8, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the meeting of advisors to the Normandy Four leaders would be held in Berlin on September 11.