Putin proposes extending term of Russia's Central Bank chiefBusiness & Economy March 22, 21:49
Mayor says investigation into London attack is underwayWorld March 22, 21:16
Ukrainian radicals urge Poroshenko to nationalize Russian banks’ subsidiariesBusiness & Economy March 22, 20:51
Peru is back on 2018 Dakar Rally track alongside with Bolivia, ArgentinaSport March 22, 20:08
Three dead, twenty injured in London attack — policeWorld March 22, 19:59
Stadium in Russia's Dagestan to be named after pole-vault queen IsinbayevaSport March 22, 19:19
Top pilots to fly Su-30SM jets over Moscow on Victory DayMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:53
Russian design bureau ready to integrate BrahMos missiles into frigates for Indian NavyMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:50
London police say they are treating Westminster incident as terrorismWorld March 22, 18:45
LIVE, January 19 /TASS/. Kiev favours immediate convocation of a meeting of the Contact Group for Ukraine and for talks on the situation in Donbas to be held in the “Normandy format” at the level of foreign ministers and the heads of state, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at a meeting with Polish Prime Minister Eva Kovacs on Monday.
“We would like to reemphasize that we are ready for immediate convocation of a Contact Group meeting and for holding talks in the ‘Normandy format’ in Astana or in any other place to make sure that a schedule of implementation of the Minsk agreements is signed,” the Ukrainian president said.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in his previous statements that he doesn't see the point in holding talks in “the Normandy format” at the level of foreign ministers as long as there are no real prospects for agreement.
Klimkin said prospects for the Normandy Quartet summit meeting are over-exaggerated because no progress can be seen at the moment.
“It is the result rather than the deadlines that is important,” Klimkin said.
The so-called Normandy format was established in June when Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed the Ukrainian crisis on the sidelines of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day in Normandy, France.