President of Ukraine

Ukraine, France and Germany have shown willingness to make every effort to implement the agreements of the Normandy Four reached in Paris and to bring the summit in Berlin closer

4 July 2020 - 08:26

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak took part in a meeting with the political advisers to the leaders of the Normandy Four on Friday in Berlin as part of the Ukrainian delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov.

The meeting in the format of negotiations, which lasted 11 hours, took place a few days before the next meeting of the TCG in the format of a video conference.

The parties discussed in detail, item by item, the process of implementation of the agreements reached by the leaders of the Normandy Four following the summit in Paris in December 2019, and highlighted a number of urgent tasks to be implemented during the upcoming meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group to speed up the negotiation process and create the preconditions for the next Normandy summit in Berlin.

The participants of the meeting agreed that every effort should be made to fully implement the decisions of the Paris summit. In particular, the parties agreed on the need for real measures to ensure a full and comprehensive ceasefire regime.

"The agreements of the Paris summit must be fulfilled. Ukraine, as well as its partners in the Normandy format, France and Germany, have shown willingness to make every effort to do so," the Ukrainian delegation stressed.

"Today's meeting brought the summit in Berlin one step closer," Andriy Yermak said.

For its part, the Russian party took a break to prepare a response to the consolidated position of Ukraine, France and Germany.

In the near future, the parties will agree on an agenda for the work of the TCG in order to converge positions for the sake of holding a summit in Berlin.