Macron and Merkel held talks with Putin

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Putin, Macron and Merkel discuss Normandy summit

Politicians discussed the situation in Donbass, the Minsk agreements and the possibility of a new Normandy summit.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. About it informs press service of the Kremlin on Monday, October 11.

The Kremlin continues to call the war in Donbass an “internal Ukrainian conflict” and say that it has allegedly become a topic of discussion among politicians.

All three interlocutors noted the importance of the implementation of the Minsk agreements as an uncontested basis for resolving the situation in Donbass.

“They also emphasized their interest in further coordination of efforts by Russia, Germany and France in the Normandy format,” the Kremlin’s press service added.

In turn, Putin claims that the Ukrainian authorities allegedly “stubbornly evade the fulfillment of both their obligations under the Minsk agreements and the agreements reached at the previous Normandy summits, including in Paris.”

Following the talks, the interlocutors instructed to continue discussing the possibility of holding a summit of the leaders of the Normandy Four.

“The foreign ministers (of the countries of the Quartet – ed.) Will lead matters towards holding a meeting in this format at their level. It was also agreed to continue, through appropriate channels, the study of the prerequisites for a possible organization, if appropriate, of a Normandy summit,” the message of the Kremlin.

The leaders also instructed their political advisers and foreign ministries to intensify contacts and work along the lines of the Normandy Four.

We will remind that earlier today the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed with Macron and Merkel preparation of the Normandy summit. “Ukraine, France and Germany are in favor of reaching agreements on agreed sequential steps that can ensure the establishment of peace,” Zelensky said.

It was also reported that the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak said that the Ukrainian side plans to conduct a meeting of the leaders of the Normandy format.

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