Kremlin says Russia, US not negotiating renewal of adoptionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 13:37
Russian Ice Hockey Federation to render assistance to banned forward ZaripovSport July 25, 13:27
Press review: Malorossiya as an EU taboo and Moldova’s animosity to Russian peacekeepersPress Review July 25, 13:00
Poll reveals most Russians familiar with Jehovah’s Witnesses support its banSociety & Culture July 25, 12:11
Lithuania keeps tipping off NATO allies on Russian-Chinese naval drills in Baltic SeaMilitary & Defense July 25, 12:02
ECHR rules Nemtsov’s convicted murderer should receive 6,000-euro compensationWorld July 25, 11:50
Ukrainian citizen sentenced to community service for wearing St. George ribbonSociety & Culture July 25, 11:04
Top official comments on complications following Siemens refusal to work with state firmsBusiness & Economy July 25, 10:35
Russian-Syrian checkpoint opens in Eastern Goutha de-escalation zoneWorld July 25, 8:17
MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. The Normandy quartet’s leaders - Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko may meet on October 19, if preliminary consultations by experts turn out successful, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Thursday.
"First, there are to be meetings by experts, who are to have a fundamental discussion," he said. "If the outcome is positive, the chance (of holding a summit on October 19) will emerge," Peskov believes.
He added that for such a summit to take place the participating parties were to do their "homework."
Peskov confirmed that alongside efforts at the expert level "various options regarding the likely dates and venues of a summit are being discussed."
Earlier, some media said the Normandy quartet’s leaders may gather in Berlin on October 19.
On Wednesday, Putin held a telephone discussion with Hollande and Merkel to consider the outlook for further international interaction over the settlement of the intra-Ukrainian conflict through strict compliance with the Minsk Accords. Putin said the accords had no alternatives as the basis for settling the crisis. The leaders agreed to step up consultations in different formats.