Kiev nixes next Normandy format meeting, blames Russia

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October 11, 2016 – Fort Russ News –

–, translated by Tom Winter –

Tr. Note: Other news accounts, citing this original translated here, have used the words “Kiev’s unexpected ultimatum about Donbass.” 

IN THE WORLD 23:30 October 10, 2016
Ukraine has not agreed to hold a meeting of leaders of the “Normandy format”
Moscow, October 10.  – – The Ukrainian side has not consented to hold a meeting of leaders of the “Normandy format,” said the agency “Interfax” citing a source in diplomatic circles.

“Ukraine did not give consent to participate in the Normandy format summit “So long as there is not an agreed upon “Roadmap,” which will provide for the implementation of the security conditions in Minsk by Russia, such a meeting will not take place,” said the official close to the negotiations.

Earlier, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that the meeting of leaders of the “Normandy format” could take place in Berlin on October 19.

“The meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 19th. Berlin is proposed,” he told reporters, responding to a question about when and where the Normandy Four meeting would happen.

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